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LAFD establishes Explorer Post

By Tim Riklis

The Lost Acres Fire Department and the Connecticut Rivers Council, Learning for Life are pleased to announce the establishment of the Lost Acres Fire Department Explorer Post 1936. LAFD is accepting applications from Granby residents age 14–18 for participation in the Cadet Program.

As members of the LAFD Explorer’s Post 1936, cadets train and serve alongside LAFD firefighters and will be trained to assist the firefighters with various support activities. Additionally, they will be trained in actual firefighting skills in controlled conditions to help prepare them for possible careers in the profession or becoming full-time members of LAFD when they turn 18 years of age.

The affiliation with the Connecticut Rivers Council, Learning for Life provides for a defined structure and ensures that the adult leaders of the Post (LAFD officers and/or LAFD members) are trained to work with today’s youth. This connection also helps to provide the basis for learning more about life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experiences.

If this sounds like something that might be of interest to you, please contact Lieutenant Steve Galuska at for more information and an application.


Lost Acres Fire Department cadets perform hydrant testing. Cadets participate in an extrication drill at Stewart’s in Barkhamsted. Photos by Steve Galuska