The Town of Matthews Fire & EMS Department is looking for students who are interested in fire and emergency medical service careers. If you are a student between the ages of 14-17 you are invited to join the Explorer Post at the department.

As a member of the Fire & EMS Explorer Post you will attend training, work with trucks and equipment and attend meetings about these exciting careers. The first meeting of the Explorer Post will be at 6 p.m. on November 19, at the Matthews Fire & EMS Department, located at 236 S. Trade St., Matthews. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. on December 5. Parents should attend the first meeting.

The Explorer Post will meet twice a month on a Thursday night and a Saturday morning. The cost is $55 annually. This covers a uniform and National Explorer fees. For more information contact Deputy Fire & EMS Chief Dennis Green at 704-847-9400 or