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Explorer Program 

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The North County Fire Protection District Fire Explorer Post provides young people with an opportunity to "explore" a career in firefighting. This program is designed to give young people a foundaton in firefighting, which they can build on if they choose. They will be exposed to may aspects of a firefighting career including fitness, training, academics, community involvement and ride alongs. The program will incorporate five (5) experiences: career opportunities, leadership experience, life skills, service learning and character eduction. 


  • Ages 15 1/2 to 20 
  • Must attend weekly meetings (held Tuesday from 6:00 - 9:00 pm 


 Click Below for steps to work in the Fire Service

Career Path.pdf

For a more comprehensive guide on how to become a firefighter click HERE. Courtesy of Palomar College. 

To apply, please complete the explorer application by October 31st, 5:00 pm.