MFD is looking to get kids interested in becoming firefighters by starting an explorer program to mentor them.

According to NewsWest 9, the program is the brainstorm of firefighter Jamal George since he was inspired to be a firefighter at a young age also.

At age 15, George got involved in a program in California and though he has only been serving the city of Midland for a little over a year, he decided the community needed a program like the one that got him interested in becoming a firefighter.

The program will likely begin in the summer of 2018.