The Swansea Fire Department established an Explorer Post through the Boy Scouts of America in December 1990. The post allowed for high school age teenagers to be “Jr Firefighters” and learn about firefighting activities. A number of these Explorers eventually became firefighters, not only on Swansea Fire Department, but departments across the nation.
Today the Explorer Post is simply known as the Cadet Program. There is no longer an affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, and the cadet program is governed by the fire department.