In 2006, the Ormond Beach Fire Department started a new Fire Explorers Post No. 480 to give young men and women some hands-on training in the field. The program is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 18.
Participants learn discipline, respect, first aid, CPR, first-responder techniques, and other fire-related skills. They receive hands-on training by riding on the fire trucks on actual calls.
Explorers is a career education program for young men and women through the Boy Scouts of America in cooperation with the Fire Department. The program’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
Five Areas of Emphasis
Explorer posts are based on five areas of emphasis:
Parents of Explorers are also encouraged to take part through the Learning for Life program.
Meeting Times & Cost of Program
Participants meet one day a week from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and one Saturday a month. The cost is $10 per year for Explorers and $7 per year for adults.