Explorer Post 875

 
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Mission Statement

The Palm Springs Fire Department Explorer Program is intended to provide students the basis for future careers in the fire service. The Fire Explorer Program will acquaint the students with the fire service working environment through classroom course delivery, hands-on training, and ride-along participation. The Fire Explorer Program will expose students to exciting and rewarding functions that the Palm Springs Fire Department provides the community and tourists.

Background

The Explorer Program was established in September 1997. Palm Springs High School used a program called “Partners in Education” (PIE) to introduce high school students to various career paths. The Palm Springs Fire Department participated in this program in years past.

Purpose

The Fire Explorer Program is intended to acquaint high school students with the fire service working environment. It must be kept in mind that the program may be the explorer’s first experience to the fire service.

The Fire Explorer Program could form the basis for individuals that may seek future careers in the fire service. Upon completion of specific training, explorer members may be utilized for special events, public education programs and fire prevention programs.

Policy

Explorer members will be a voluntary resource and upon completion of specific training may be eligible for ride-along assignments. At no time will an explorer member be placed in a hostile or dangerous environment.

Explorer members will be expected to follow the City Rules & Regulations, Fire Department Policy & Procedures and Explorer Guidelines when performing duties associated with the Palm Springs Fire Department.

For more information 760-323-8181

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