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PHOTOS: Concord Fire Explorers practice ice rescue techniques at Camp Carpenter

  • Travis Beeson, left, and Austyn Shea, center, load the stokes basket into their trailer before heading back after a day of ice rescue training on January 20, 2013.  The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention. <br/><br/>ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff

    Travis Beeson, left, and Austyn Shea, center, load the stokes basket into their trailer before heading back after a day of ice rescue training on January 20, 2013. The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention.

    ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff

  • Roman Bastek, right, a Concord firefighter and one of the advisors to the Concord Fire Explorers, talks to the group of about 20 inside their tent after a day of ice rescue drills at Camp Carpenter on January 20, 2013. The Concord Fire Explorers teamed up with the Manchester Fire Explorers for a day of ice rescue training at Camp Carpenter in Manchester on January 20, 2013. "They will take home what they learn today and they will share it with their friends and family," said Bastek. The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention. <br/><br/>ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff

    Roman Bastek, right, a Concord firefighter and one of the advisors to the Concord Fire Explorers, talks to the group of about 20 inside their tent after a day of ice rescue drills at Camp Carpenter on January 20, 2013. The Concord Fire Explorers teamed up with the Manchester Fire Explorers for a day of ice rescue training at Camp Carpenter in Manchester on January 20, 2013. "They will take home what they learn today and they will share it with their friends and family," said Bastek. The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention.

    ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff

  • Concord Fire Explorers practice their ice rescue skills with the Manchester Fire Explorers at Manchester's Camp Carpenter<br/><br/>Eileen Martin photo

    Concord Fire Explorers practice their ice rescue skills with the Manchester Fire Explorers at Manchester's Camp Carpenter

    Eileen Martin photo

  • Travis Beeson, left, and Austyn Shea, center, load the stokes basket into their trailer before heading back after a day of ice rescue training on January 20, 2013.  The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention. <br/><br/>ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff
  • Roman Bastek, right, a Concord firefighter and one of the advisors to the Concord Fire Explorers, talks to the group of about 20 inside their tent after a day of ice rescue drills at Camp Carpenter on January 20, 2013. The Concord Fire Explorers teamed up with the Manchester Fire Explorers for a day of ice rescue training at Camp Carpenter in Manchester on January 20, 2013. "They will take home what they learn today and they will share it with their friends and family," said Bastek. The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue. While the explorers wouldn't actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention. <br/><br/>ANDREA MORALES / Monitor Staff
  • Concord Fire Explorers practice their ice rescue skills with the Manchester Fire Explorers at Manchester's Camp Carpenter<br/><br/>Eileen Martin photo

The Concord Fire Explorers teamed up with the Manchester Fire Explorers for a day of ice rescue training at Camp Carpenter in Manchester on January 20, 2013. While the explorers wouldn’t actually be called out on a rescue, the training provides an awareness and preparedness that makes them good advocates for prevention.“They will take home what they learn today and they will share it with their friends and family,” said Roman Bastek, a Concord firefighter and one of the advisors to the Concord Fire Explorers. With the help of the Daniel Webster Council and using equipment from both city dire departments, the explorers spent time in the water practicing self rescue techniques, as well as how to assist others without putting themselves in danger. The Fire Explorers program is for young adults from ages 14 to 20 to learn about a career in fire rescue and its Concord chapter is seeking new members.

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