Skip directly to content


Explorers and Parents

on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:50

This weeks events:

06/26/2019 Station 6 Tour @ 2430 N. Union Blvd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If you have not already, please get your accountability in asap! Please contact Horton.

Housekeeping items:

If you have not made arrangements to get your Bunker Gear cleaned after the ride academy, please contact Mrs. Smith @ 719-332-4030 to make the necessary arrangements.

Please check the website and calendar. We do not have anything on the schedule the first week of July and first meeting will be 07/10/2019. Please enjoy this time off, enjoy the 4th of July with your families! We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Pictures, if you have the opportunity please submit your pictures to Shannon Jantzen from the 2019 Ride Academy no later than 10th of July 2019. We would like to compile of these pictures to be able to distribute a flash drive to each Explorer/Family that attended the academy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.

Scholarship Opportunity:

ATTENTION PARENTS AND EXPLORERS. This year, Post 1894 will be offering two scholarships for those attending college. The first scholarship is funded directly by Post 1894 and second scholarship is funded by the Association of Retired Fire Fighters. Each are $500 per year. This means a total of $1,000 is available for award in November. By following the process outlined on the Explorer website, the Explorer can make application for both scholarships. If you have any questions, you may call either Marty or Marjorie Essigmann at 719-574-2215.

Thank you for your continued support of the CSFD Fire Explorer Post 1894!

Thanks, Shannon Jantzen CSFD Fire Explorer Post 1894 Advisory Board

Explorers and Parents: changes to the King Soopers Card

on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:23

We have just learned that the King Soopers Reward program that we have been using for the past few years will be changing. Effective April 1, the reloadable gift card program will be changed to just using your King Soopers Loyalty card. This change will make your support for the Explorer Post even easier.

What this means to you: If you currently have a King Sooper Loyalty card that you use when checking out after shopping, you can enroll your card on line by going to, click on Savings and Rewards tab and then King Soopers Community Rewards on the drop down, click enroll now. Sign in with your email and password and then search for LI881 (Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program) and click on our name. That’s it. Every time you shop and enter your loyalty card or phone number the Post benefits.

Don’t have a Loyalty Card? We are going to help you get set up. Ms. Shannon will keep you informed on how and when this is going to take place. We can also do this for friends and other family members.

The biggest change is at the fuel pump. Because Loyalty card holders get a discount in the price of gas, the Post will not receive any rewards from Loyalty card use at the gas stations.

Your current reloadable card can still be used. In fact, you should load your card before March 31 and use it to pay for groceries in April or later this year. The money does not go away. But, be sure to use your Loyalty card (phone number) once you enroll in the new program.

We certainly appreciate all your support for the Post through this program. We hope you will continue to participate. We know that there will be questions, so don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact:

Ms. Shannon, 719-964-0433 , Valerie Broch, 949-493-9652, valerie7374@ Marjorie Essigmann, 719-660-5158, Marty Essigmann, 719-641-1196, Thank you again for assisting the Explorers.