Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department
Fire Explorer Post 1949
WHO ARE THE FIRE EXPLORERS?
Fire Explorers learn first-hand how exciting the firefighter's job is by observation and being side-by-side with actual Fairfax County Firefighters. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 are invited to become Fire Explorers.
Following an introductory training program, Fire Explorers may Ride-Along as observers and see real emergencies as they happen along with firefighters and paramedics.
Fire Explorers assist with virtually all routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance, and training.
Fire Explorers wear a uniform, and are provided helmets, firefighter gear, and other safety clothing. Becoming a Fire Explorer is an excellent way to develop leadership qualities and gain experience that will be helpful in nearly any field of endeavor.
Fairfax County Fire Explorer Program
FOR INFORMATION ON JOINING CONTACT:
Lt. James Martin, Recruitment Officer at: James.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov