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Estes Park Explorer program enables youth ages 16 to 20 to explore career paths in police, fire and emergency medical services. Estes Park Police Department, Estes Valley Fire Protection District and Estes Park Health Ambulance & Emergency Medical Services have joined to offer Explorer Post 911. Twice a month, participants receive classroom instruction and hands-on training with career professionals. Explorers also receive guidance to help determine which career may be best for them. The program is in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Scout Program and Estes Park High School Career Pathways.
Explorer Post 911 is spearheaded by Police Chief Wes Kufeld, an Explorer graduate himself. “We’re excited to offer local students hands-on experience in emergency services so we can ultimately recruit talented, dedicated young men and women into these critical public service careers,” Chief Kufeld commented. “Participating in the Explorer program as a youth in Fort Collins made a lifelong impression on me. I had an amazing time and, in the process, I learned that law enforcement was the right career for me. Afterward I became a Community Service Officer in Estes Park, worked on my education and training, and ultimately became Chief of the Estes Park Police Department,” shared Kufeld.
Also supporting the Explorer Post 911 program are Fire Chief and Eagle Scout David Wolf, Estes Park Health Ambulance & EMS Director Guy Beesley, and Boy Scout volunteer and Eagle Scout Bill Marshall. The Post 911 Advisors who lead the program are Deborah Holmes (EMS Ambulance), Curt Plassmeyer & Matt Golon (Police) and Justin Kearney (Fire).
For more information about Explorer Post 911, contact Curt Plassmeyer at 970-586-4000.
From left to right: EMS Officer Deborah Holmes, Fire Captain Justin Kearney, Police Officer Curt Plassmeyer, Police Officer Matt Golon.
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