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Fire Explorer

The Fire Explorer program gives youth (ages 14-20) a first hand experience in what it mentally and physically takes to be a professional firefighter. Participants will receive fire service training under supervision of trained firefighters. The program is designed to give participants beneficial experience, discipline, and knowledge that can apply to any career field. To join, contact the Division Headquarters nearest you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Fire Explorer?

  • You must be 14-20 years old. 
  • You must live in San Bernardino County.
  • You must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • You must be willing to learn and be available to actively participate in various drills, fundraisers, and fire training. 
  • You must submit an application. Contact the Division Headquarters nearest you (listed right) for an application.

What do Fire Explorers do?

  • Attend drills twice a month and practice the skills they are learning
  • Assist firefighters during emergency incidents
  • Volunteer at special events
  • Attend Fire Explorer academies and participate in Fire Explorer Musters competition
Photo courtesy of Brandon Barsugli
Photo courtesy of Brandon Barsugli

Call the
 Division HQ Near You To Apply

Division 1 – Fontana

 Division 2 – Hesperia

Division 3 – Victorville

Division 4 – Lake Arrowhead

Division 5 – Yucca Valley

For direct questions, contact Captain Jay Hausman at 951.218.1925

Click here for more Fire Explorer photos.

Photo courtesy of Brandon Barsugli
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