Fire Department - Explore a career in the Fire Department
This is for boys AND girls ages 16-21 years old who may be interested in a career in the Fire Department.
Plano Explorer Post 215 is now accepting applications. The Fire Department offers a wide variety of career paths for men and women. Now is a great time to learn about what these careers are really like.
- Must be between 16-21 years old
- Must be enrolled in high school or have a high school diploma
- Must maintain a “75” grade point average
Plano Fire-Rescue started 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 youths the opportunity to explore firefighting 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.
Explorers will be exposed to fire department operations including: structural firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, special rescue and the 9-1-1 emergence operations center. The Explorer training program includes instruction in the following areas:
- Fire Department Equipment
- First Aid
- Basic Fire Fighting
- Fire Prevention
- Public Education
The objective of the training is to promote learning, teamwork, leadership and organization with a hands-on approach that allows the member to experience fire department operations under close supervision.
To apply: http://www.plano.gov/2481/PFR-Explorers
- Age Category Must be at least 16-17 years old