Plano Fire-Rescue began Explorer Post 215 in March of 1988. The program was established so that young men and women could learn about the fire service while providing a community service. The post gives youth the opportunity to explore fire fighting and emergency medical services to determine if it is a career they would be interested in pursuing.
Members not only get a first hand look at the fire service, they are given the opportunity to enjoy organized recreational activities, competitive events, and community interaction while working in a professional atmosphere. Exploring gives young people the opportunity to develop interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.
Instruction on Operations
Explorers are exposed to Plano Fire-Rescue's operations, which include structural fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, special rescue and the 911 emergency operations center. The Explorer training program includes instruction in the following areas:
The objective of the training is to promote learning, teamwork, leadership, and organization with a hands-on approach that allows the member to experience Plano Fire-Rescue's operations under close supervision.
Requirements for Membership
- Live and/or go to school in the city of Plano
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Be no older than 20 years of age
- Be enrolled and attending high school, or have graduated from high school
- Have a minimum of a "C" average on the most recent grade report
- Accept the obligation to observe the Explorer Code
- Accept the obligation to comply with the department’s and post’s policies and procedures
- Have permission from parents or legal guardian to participate in the Explorer Program
- Attend weekly Monday night post meetings
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