To Whom It May Concern:
Arlington Explorer Post is an Emergency Services Post, which is comprised of 14- 21 year olds who wish to pursue a career in Emergency Services. Arlington Explorer Post 911 when working in conjunction with the Arlington Auxiliary Fire Department form Arlington Emergency Management.
We hold meetings every Wednesday at the Arlington Fire Headquarters, 1 Monument Place Arlington, Massachusetts. Our meetings general consist of training, drills, or planning for upcoming events. We receive training related to lighting plant operations, air supply operations, first aid and disaster response. Many of our members are certified First Responders and some are members of Arlington’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
We are present at many town and Boy Scout events. We help provide lighting, power to vendors and medical assistance during the annual Town Day/Night celebrations. We provide Marshals for the Patriots Day Parade. Explorer Post 911 helps at many other scheduled town events as needed. We have assisted Arlington Auxiliary Fire Department at major fire scenes within the town. The Post provides medical assistance during many Council and District Boy Scout events.
Arlington Emergency Management is currently in charge of four vehicles, Lighting 1, Lighting 2, K100 and E-500. The two lighting plants are specially designed trucks, which have built in power generators; these allow us to supply lighting at emergencies and power for vendors at town events. K100 is an Emergency Response Golf Cart, used to transport personnel and victims during emergencies. E-500 or Arlington Air Supply is a specially designed truck which allow Arlington Emergency Management to refill at a fire the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) tanks that Fire Fighters depend on to breath. All of these apparatus are have very important roles and we are proud to operate them.
If you have any questions regarding the post or are interested in joining please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to answer your questions.
M. Loud, President