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Fire Explorer Program - Explorer Post 919

Clearwater Fire & Rescue's Fire Explorer Program supports male and females between the ages of 14-21 years of age and at least in the eighth grade who are interested in learning about the fire service.

Candidate requirements for membership include:

1.1 AGE:

Must be between 14 and 21 years of age and at least in the eighth grade.

1.2 SCHOLASTICS:

Must maintain a minimum grade of “C” or grade point average of 2.0. A copy of the report card must be provided to the post upon issuance.

1.3 CRIMINAL HISTORY:

Must be free of any criminal history or probation and be able to pass a background investigation.

1.4 PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST:

Must be able to pass a physical ability test consisting of sit and reach (touching your toes in a seated position), sit-ups, push-ups, 1.5-mile run/walk, and climbing a raised 24’ ladder.

1.5 MEMBERSHIP REVIEW COMMITTEE:

Must pass an oral review with the Membership Review Committee for presentation to the membership body.

1.6 MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE:

After being presented to the membership body by the Membership Review Committee and selected for membership by the membership body, the candidate becomes a Probationary Fire Explorer.

1.7 REQUIRED FORMS:

Prior to being accepted as a Probationary Fire Explorer, the post must receive his/her:

  1. Membership Allocation form and fee
  2. Right to Treat form
  3. Parental Financial Responsibility form
  4. Activity Permission form
  5. Member dues
  6. Funds for equipment

(Forms 1-4 above must be signed by his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and notarized).

Explorer Post meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Fire Training Center, 1716-C Belcher Road North. For more information please contact the Training Bureau at 324-2432.