ANDOVER, NJ – DECEMBER 5, 2017 –The emergency services organizations of Andover Borough, and Byram Township Fire and Police Departments would like to welcome students ages 14 - 20 to attend an open house for their new Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for Sussex County residents ages 14 – 20 and surrounding communities.  The open house is a chance for the student’s parents to learn about the upcoming emergency services (police, fire, and EMS) Exploring program. As previously announced, the Exploring program gives young adults an opportunity to “explore” a possible career in law enforcement, fire service or the emergency medical and health fields by working and training with members of the various departments. The program emphasizes academics, character development and self-discipline as well as encouragement to give back to the community.


Please join us on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. Byram Township Fire Department located at 225 US Highway 206. Andover, NJ 07821). The open house is a terrific opportunity for anyone wishing to join or learn more about the program. Those interested should attend with a parent or guardian.  Those attending should RSVP by December 9th at


Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

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Several members of the Andover and Byram fire, EMS and police organizations serve as advisors to this program and provide structure and training in the fields of law enforcement, emergency medical services (EMS), and fire services.  Many of our Explorers go on to become full members of the organizations and some have pursued careers in various areas of the emergency services field based on their experiences in the program. 


For further information please contact Deb Reidmiller at 973-903-6939 or email or Bill SanFilippo, Exploring Executive at

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About Exploring

Exploring is a worksite-based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old (15 through 21 in some areas).  Exploring units, called "posts", usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/rescue, emergency medical services, healthcare, law, aviation, engineering, or the like, and may be sponsored by a government or business entity.