Explorer Post 657
The Orlando Fire Department, in
cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, established the Orlando Fire
Department Explorer Post for all young people to find out if they are
really interested in firefighting as a career.
The Orlando Fire Department has been
sponsoring this program since 1976. This program allows young adults,
14-21 years old, the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge in the
career of a firefighter. Explorers attend bi-weekly meetings and
bi-monthly training sessions, from medical skills to firefighting
techniques. The most exciting portion of the program is the opportunity
for the Explorers to ride on the fire apparatus and to observe what
takes place on 9-1-1 calls. This job shadowing "ride time" is the key
element to the success of the program. It allows the participants to
experience exactly what is needed, both mentally and physically, when
they choose a firefighting career.
Who can join the post?
Explorerís is open to boys
and girls from 14 years of age (and completed 8th grade) up
to 21 years old.
There are no residency requirements.
Become an OFD Explorer!!!