Fire Exploring

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.

Teaching Modules

Module 1

Program Overview / Expectations

Module 2

Mission /
Fire Service Organization

Module 3

PPE / Safety

Module 4

Fire Behavior / Building Construction

Module 5

First Aid / CPR

Module 6

Fire Hose /
Fire Streams

Module 7


Module 8

Tools /
Ropes & Knots

Module 9

Salvage /

Module 10

Forcible Entry / Search & Rescue

Module 11

Fire Attack / Ventilation

Module 12

Vehicle Fires / Auto Extrication

Module 13

Specialized Rescue

Module 14

Wildland Firefighting

Module 15

Career Essentials

Public Service

In addition to learning about the Fire Service, Exploring also includes opportunities to get involved with several service organizations through volunteering.

Ride Along

Qualified Explorers get the chance to spend the day with on-duty crews responding to emergencies while learning at the stations.