Clinton, IL - In 1996 the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection District formed a local Explorer post for youth to learn and train in fire protection. This important public safety education initiative will be possible this year through a $2,000 donation from Clinton Power Station, the first year for Exelon sponsorship. "We are extremely pleased that Exelon saw fit to support our post," said Adam Wessbecher, post lead advisor. "This will improve our training in June and enable more kids to participate," Wessbecher said.
The Lincoln Rural Fire Explorers program is aimed at educating young adults from ages 14 to 21 in fire protection and does so with hands on experience that includes shoulder-to-shoulder training with first responders in fighting fires, people rescue and fire safety. They rely on support for raising funds to make this important "first step" in first response a reality in the lives of kids hoping to make this an important part of their future.
"Clinton Power Station supports our community first responders and this important contribution to interested kids will pay dividends in coming years," said Mark Kanavos, plant manager. "This is just one of the many worthy educational-related efforts backed by our employees throughout the year."
Clinton Power Station is located approximately six miles east of Clinton, Ill. At full power, the station produces approximately 1,065 net megawatts of carbon-free electricity.