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Seeley Lake Fire Department launches Cadet Program


August 1, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake Fire Department Cadet Beth Homen, 16, serving pancakes at the Fourth of July Pancake breakfast fundraiser. Working at community events is one of the many ways cadets can get experience with the department. While Homen is currently the only cadet in the program, Chief Dave Lane hopes the program will continue to grow.

SEELEY LAKE – With the Seeley Lake Fire Department cadet program officially reinstated Aug. 1, 2018, it wasn't until recently that the program has gotten off the ground. With one new cadet in the program, Fire Chief Dave Lane looks forward to the opportunity for high school youth ages 16-17 to learn and engage in emergency services with the goal of turning them into a full-time volunteer once they turn 18.

While the Department has had the program in the past, Lane said there were inappropriate actions that discouraged participation. The program was discontinued in 2017.

Lane approached...

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