Are you interested in becoming a Firefighter? Do you know what Firefighters do? Do you ever wonder where the fire trucks are going with their lights and sirens on? What education, training and experience is necessary to become a firefighter? How hard is firefighting?
If you have any of these questions you should think about becoming an Fire Department Explorer with the North Highlands Fire Explorer Post 21. Explorer Post 21 is open to young adults aged 14-21 who are interested in “exploring” the field of Fire / Rescue. Expolrer post 21 is a specialized Explorer Post dealing with Fire & Rescue, that is sponsored by the North Highlands Fire Department and chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. Exploring is a Coed Division of the Boy Scouts of America.
The explorer post is great way for youth to learn about the fire service. The skills learned can make for a potential carrier in firefighting, as well as help in daily life.
The North Highlands Fire Department Fire Explorer Post 21 is a youth organization sponsored by the North Highlands Fire Department, and chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The North Highlands Fire Department is designated as the Chartered Organization. The Fire Department will manage the Explorer program.
To become an Explorer with the North Highlands Fire Department you must
- Be 14 to 21 years old
- Complete 8th grade
- Be in good physical health
- Have good moral character and have respect for others
- Complete and return the Explorer application
- Pass an oral interview
- Have parental or guardian consent
- Maintain passing grades in all classes
- You must be willing to learn and be available to actively participate in various drills, fundraisers, and fire training.
For information on becoming an Explorer call 845-265-9595 or stop by the Fire House at 504 Fishkill road any Sunday morning between 10am and noon