North Shore Fire/Rescue, in conjunction with the Boys Scouts of America, sponsor a Fire/Rescue Explorer Post. Exploring is a chance for youth and young adults to explore careers in fire and emergency services. Explorers range in age from 14 to 21. Explorer Post 705 is an active post, meeting twice per month to learn more about the Department and the services provided.
What an Explorer Gets to Do
Explorers attend meetings that are organized by career firefighters that also function as advisors to the post. During meetings, explorers discuss how the Department operates, upcoming events that the Department is participating in and different operations that the fire service performs. Members are also given the opportunity to receive hands-on training with some of the equipment that the firefighters use. Once qualified, an explorer can perform ride-a-longs with the on-duty shifts, attend training, and go on calls during these ride-a-longs.
Explorer Post 705 also participates in Fourth of July Parades, National Night Outs, Fire Safety Public Education Month, and the annual Explorer Challenge that the Department hosts for the neighboring fire exploring posts. Email Firefighter Jeremy Boehlke, Post Advisor, to learn more about Explorer Post 705.