Check out our activities from the last year in the VIDEO GALLERY!!
The post will be at Cub Foods in Northfield on Saturday from 10:00 until 6:00 pm. If you need help with your groceries, we are there to help!
Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) recently recognized Chris Matek and Brian Kramer, advisors of Northfield Public Safety Explorer Post 3300, with the January 2017 “Making a Difference” Award.
The award is given out to community members or organizations that help to make Northfield an even better place for young people.
The Northfield Public Safety Explorer Post is dedicated to providing youth (ages 14 to 20) with training and information about the public safety career fields of Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting. This post is the first in the state to combine all three emergency service disciplines into one program.
There are 125 Explorer Posts in Minnesota. The program focuses on career exploration, providing hands-on experience to youth in their career of interest.
Hannah Breiland, Northfield High School junior, has been a member of Post 3300 for the past year and is currently an officer with the group. “The commitment that Chris Matek and Brian Kramer put into this post is phenomenal,” she said. She especially appreciates the time and the energy they have put into this effort as volunteer advisors. “Through them, I’ve learned the true meaning of teamwork. Teamwork is not just being there to complete a task, but also being there for each other as a family.”
Andrew Gaub, current Commander of the Explorer Post and NHS senior, agrees that Matek and Kramer have been instrumental to his experience over the past year. “They coach members on how to be leaders and positive role models, and how to work as a team,” Gaub said. “By participating in the Northfield Public Safety Explorer Post, it has confirmed for me that I am on the right career path.”
“My experiences with the Explorer Post have helped shape my decisions (about my future career),” said Breiland. “When I first began, I wanted to be a sheriff, but now I want to complete my EMT and become a volunteer firefighter as well… I have a lot more respect for what the people in public safety do.”
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative and the Northfield News present the Making a Difference Award cooperatively. If you know an individual or group that you would like to nominate for this award, visit www.northfieldhci.org for nomination guidelines and the easy-to-complete application, or find HCI on Facebook. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are selected by a review team of HCI board members and local youth.
Cheryl Strike, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative
Come and join us for information, fun and maybe a snack! Monday November 14th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. EMS Base – 1600 Riverview Lane, Northfield. Open to all! Come join us and find out about the post, participate in some awesome activities and pick up an application! Interviews will be conducted later in the week for open positions!
Thanks to all the advisors and explorers for a very successful series of presentations at Northfield HS. Check out our Facebook page for the latest pictures.
The explorers did a WONDERFUL job going to far away cash registers, meeting the public’s groceries…..and bagging them! We raised nearly $1000 for training and education and three of our explorers were able to use this event for their fundraiser! Well done!
The post is currently in the middle of an EMR class along with a few members of the Dakota County Sheriff’s explorers. WOW that’s a lot of work!
On April 23, the St. Paul Fire Department hosted an event for young adults interested in becoming a firefighter. The department called the event the Fire Explorer “X Games.” Participants were able to partake in fight simulated fires. Northfield Explorer Austin Rhodes was featured in a video on the channel 5 news!