Fire Explorer Program

​​​​​The Fire Explorer program is a hands on career based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. The program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about a career in the field of Fire & Emergency Services.

Fire & Emergency Services Exploring exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  Post #343 provides firefighting training, ride a longs, career achievement, proficiency awards, training scenarios, and scholarship opportunities.  The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country.

Post #343 of the Virginia Beach Fire Department was first organized on September 11, 2012. Post #343 was chosen as a memorial to the 343 Firefighters lost in the attacks on 9/11. Post #343 core group focuses on assisting the youth in developing leadership skills, respect for firefighters, new personal skills, emergency call protocols, volunteer opportunities, team building and proper equipment usage.

If you’re interested in the Fire Explorer program, please call Donna Aydlette at (757) 385-2020.

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