[Share]Published: September 11, 2013
FDNY Explorers Lead Fifth Annual Exploring Competition
FDNY Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, sixth from right, congratulated the FDNY's Explorers for their success in the Fifth Annual Exploring Competition in August.
The FDNY’s Explorers earned a slew of awards in August as participants in the Fifth Annual Exploring Competition at Randall’s Island.
To kick-off the competition, FDNY Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano shared greetings to those in attendance on behalf of the Department. Then, the talented Explorers faced-off against Explorers from around New York in the CPAT Relay, CPR, Search and Rescue, Midnight Alarm Relay, Hose Relay and Board Technique games. The FDNY Explorers won first place in all six challenges and earned 16-out-of-18 medals in total.
The competition included FDNY Explorers from posts in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island, as well as explorers from Staten Island EMS Post #43 and the Rockland County, West Harrison, Metropolitan and Lake Carmel fire departments.
“The Fire and Emergency Medical Service Explorers train all year at their department’s affiliated facilities to prepare for our annual event,” explained FDNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity Deputy Director Nafeesah Noonan. “Our competition gives the explorers the opportunity to compete in the areas that they have learned about during the year. They look forward to a tough competition and a chance to prove that their fire department’s training is the best.”
The FDNY’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Exploring Program educates students ages 14 to 20 about the fire and emergency services careers, while also enhancing their leadership, life and service skills. For more information, please click here.