Middle School Students Explore Public Safety Careers


ORRINGTON - Once a week, middle school students from the Center Drive School spend their afternoon learning about careers in public safety. A new program geared toward helping them explore future job opportunities.
Our Erin Thomas has more.

The school day may be over, but these 7th and 8th graders are spending their Monday afternoon learning.

The eight-week long program designed by the Orrington Fire Department let's these middle school students explore jobs in public safety.

Giving them hands-on experience from professionals.

Upcoming youth team meetings will focus around presentations from the State Fire Marshal's Office, the State Police K-9 units, and Maine State Game Wardens.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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