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The Hudson Explorer Post 9516 is sponsored by the Hudson Fire Department and offers young people an inside look at firefighting. The group includes, front, Dylan Saggese (9-year-old son of firefighter Mike Saggese); first row from left, explorers Charles Smith, Colin O’Brien, Matt Larson, Bradley Pettee, Joe Wohlers and Charlie Thompson; back, Hudson Fire Department explorer advisors Steven Hering, Mike Perucca, Mike Saggese and Tom Barthman. Not pictured, explorer Drake Thoemke.

Unique Scout post offers young adults firefighting training

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What young adult hasn’t thought about being a firefighter?

A unique scouting program sponsored by the Hudson Fire Department gives young men and women the opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at what it takes to be a firefighter.


The local program is Explorer Post 9516, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America.

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Doug Stohlberg
Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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