The City of Tonawanda Fire Department’s (Erie County NY) Explorer Post’s motto is “Our Best Today for a Better Tomorrow.”
Their efforts have not gone unnoticed as they were recently identified as winners of a National Junior Firefighter Grant sponsored by Baskin-Robbins as announced by the National Volunteer Fire Council.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, has selected 10 outstanding junior firefighter programs and Explorer Posts from departments nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant through the NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program.
The local Tonawanda News reports that the Post has a history of welcoming teens with mental and physical disabilities into the program.
Congratulations to Chief Chuck Stuart and the Tonawanda Fire Department Explorer Post for making their community proud.
Fire Departments with Junior Firefighter programs can also register their nominations for two other awards at the NVFC site.