North County Fire Protection District



Welcome –

The North County Fire Protection District Fire Explorer Post is a youth oriented program directed at helping young adults who have an interest in the fire service. Young men and women between the ages of 15 and 20 are invited to become Fire Explorers with the North County Fire Protection District. Our program provides an opportunity for high school and college students to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service.

The program meets at the Headquarters Fire Station (Station 1) from the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Explorers are taught the basic skills of firefighting and first aid. Much of the training is hands-on and is supervised by the North County Fire Protection District personnel. Meetings also include public service projects and fund raising activities.

The first step is an introductory training program. Thereafter, Explorers are provided a base of knowledge and experience through classroom instruction, hands-on training and volunteer work. Fire Explorers assist with virtually all routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance and training. These qualities will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors.

Fire Explorers wear a uniform and are provided with helmets, turnouts and other safety clothing. They are welcome members of the fire stations where they volunteer. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and the development of leadership skills.

Fire Explorers Advisors(s):

Firefighter/Paramedic Rob Hager

Link to North County Fire Explorers Home Page

For more information, contact:

Administrative Specialist at:

Phone: 760-723-2033



2018-2019 Program Application due by September 30, 2018

Interviews begin in October, with selection in November

Orientation and Program Starts in November 2018

Oct, 17th, 2016:

2016 Advisor of the Year - John Choi:

Congratulations to Captain/Paramedic John Choi for being recognized as the Explorer Program Advisor of the Year for 2016 for San Diego County! Another outstanding example of our talented Explorer Advisors.

Elijah Roque was also awarded Explorer of the year! Elijah, along with Garrett Mertz, Dylan Walker and Shane Rees, received special recognition at the 2016 Award Banquet.

2016 Academy Video

2015 Advisor of the Year - Thomas Harrington:

Congratulations to Engineer/Paramedic Thomas Harrington for being recognized as the Explorer Program Advisor of the Year for 2015! Excellent work, Tom!





























































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