Exploring offers the following benefits:
- Improved self-confidence
- Leadership experience and social network development
- Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
- Community service opportunities
- College & Career Readiness preparation
- Scholarship opportunities
The explorer program is a partnership with the Golden West Division of the Learning For Life.
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Since the program’s inception in the early 1990’s, many of the programs own explorers have been successful in attaining full time fire service positions with many career fire departments throughout the state.
Our goal is to provide the experience and training for someone to leave our program and be successful at a formal fire academy. While in the program, all explorers are required to maintain a good attendance record, criminal free background and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in school.
Program Overview / Expectations
Fire Service Organization
PPE / Safety
Fire Behavior / Building Construction
First Aid / CPR
Fire Hose /
Ropes & Knots
Forcible Entry / Search & Rescue
Fire Attack / Ventilation
Vehicle Fires / Auto Extrication
In addition to learning about the Fire Service, Exploring also includes opportunities to get involved with several service organizations through volunteering.
Qualified Explorers get the chance to spend the day with on-duty crews responding to emergencies while learning at the stations.