The Escondido Fire Department Explorer Post is a career-oriented youth program chartered through the Learning for Life, active since 1981.
The purpose of the Escondido Fire Department Explorer Post is to expose young people to the various aspects of the fire service while developing character, morals, values and a sense of responsibility.
The Post is comprised of up to 25 Fire Explorers, divided into two platoons. There are three Fire Explorer Officers. The Post is overseen by Fire Explorer Advisors from the Fire Department with overall direction from the Fire Chief.
The Post meets once a month, usually on a Saturday. The Fire Explorers must be available between the hours of 0830 and 1700 hours. Ride-alongs on engine companies, after approval of Post Advisor, will be scheduled by the student. Extra days above the required Saturday may occur from time to time. The Explorer Post must be a PRIORITY in the Fire Explorer's life.
Initial cost, including uniform, may be approximately $200. Scholarships or sponsorships may be available.
Minimum age is 15 years and eighth grade graduate. Maximum age is 21 years.
Applicants may have to pass the following to be selected as a member of the Post:
- Physical Agility / Ability Test
- Written Exam
- Oral Interview
An application must be fully completed and submitted in order to be considered for membership.
The application may be returned in person or mailed to:
Escondido Fire Department
1163 N Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026
Applications are kept on file until our next recruitment.