This question is aimed at the non-adults, I want to get some peer input in this situation.
The question is what do you think is an appropriate punishment?
We have this explorer who for the most part is a great explorer he. He is at every event and drill - his attendance is better then most of our firefighters. Up to this point we have had only two problems with him - he rides shotgun when there are other firefighters on the truck (I know this is in part a problem with our firefighters) he has been suspended for a week for doing this. A company officer has seen him running a blue light to a call, in our department you must be a firefighter six months before you get permission to use a blue light so at a very minimum he would have to be 18 and a half). He denies it was him; who do you think we believe the lieutenant or the 17 year old who was just caught.
So he tells us he is turning 18, his explorer application leads us to believe this. On his first call in the fire department he rides shotgun when there are other non-probationary firefighters on the truck which is against our rules.
AND THEN we find out he just turned 17 (our bad for not actually looking at his drivers license). He continues to use a blue light even though he has been told to take it out of his car. It is very likely that he is using it in the next town over to show off to his friends.
So explorers and juniors what do you think is an appropriate punishment?