Explorer Program

The purpose of the Explorer Program is to introduce young people to the fire service and to assist the members of the fire department around the fire station and at emergency scenes. The program is run in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America and Explorers are typically age 16 and 17.

While Explorers are an integral part of our operations, their responsibilities are limited in certain respects due to safety and regulatory considerations, given they are under the age of 18. At the station, duties include cleaning of the trucks, equipment, and building. At emergency scene, duties are limited to exterior operations including retrieving tools from apparatus, setting up scene lighting, advancing hose lines, replacing air bottles, assisting with accountability, rolling hose, and scene clean up.

Explorers participate in most training activities alongside the firefighters to the extent allowable.

Being an Explorer helps promote the qualities of teamwork, dedication, community service, communication, and a job skill that can be used in the future as a career firefighter or for other occupations.