Fountain of Youth or Flood of Problems?

FireRecruiter-904x160The FFN WebTeam recently posted a news article about some Pennsylvania fire departments going into the high schools to recruit future firefighters. (

A day later, one participant on the noted that there has been an inordinate number of blogs and discussions related to Junior Firefighters and Fire Explorers. (

In my opinion, both discussions have pretty much turned into Junior/Explorer bashing.

I have very strong feelings on the subject but before I share my thoughts, I’d like you to go to and weigh in on the subject: