Assemblyman Ed Ra (left) joins Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department Chief Christopher Gioia (second from right), and Nassau County Legislator Vincent Muscarella (right) to recognize the service of Explorer Captain Thomas Mannle (second from left) to the organization.
“The dedication of the Explorers and the members of FSMFD who work with the young men and women is exceptional,” said Ra. “The Explorer program not only develops young men and women into firefighters, but into individuals destined for leadership. Many of these young men and women will go on to use the attributes they’ve learned, such as courage, strength, and perseverance, in both their personal lives and professionally as fire personnel, or in another career. I sincerely believe the time invested by these young people and their families is invaluable to the future of our community.”
Those wishing to become involved with their local Explorers post should contact their respective fire department. Departments looking for assistance in dealing with a state agency, or any other state issue, should contact Assemblyman Ed Ra’s office at 516-437-5577.