The Los Angeles County Fire Department Explorer Program, a joint venture with Learning for Life, is designed for young adults 15 – 21 years of age who are interested in learning about a career in the fire service. In addition to learning about the fire service, the Explorer Program’s main goal is to provide young adults with a sense of responsibility to their neighborhood through ongoing community-related activities.
The Explorer Program is divided into 22 Explorer Posts. Each Post is centrally located to its area, enabling membership to reflect the community. Post size is limited to 25 Explorers who are led by a professional firefighter known as an Explorer Post Adviser.
After meeting the program’s entrance requirements, Explorers will be given an opportunity to qualify for a 12-day training academy held on six consecutive weekends. At the academy, they will be trained by professional firefighters on firefighting skills, hose lay evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, wildland firefighting procedures, proper use of firefighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus use, and other related subjects.
Upon graduation from the academy, Explorers will be qualified to ride along on an engine, truck or paramedic squad and respond to actual fire and medical emergencies. During these 24-hour ride-alongs, Explorers will use the training they received in the academy to assist Department personnel on emergency incidents and participate in other station activities and duties.
In addition to attending weekly meetings, Explorers are also involved in various community service activities. Some of these activities include staffing booths at safety fairs, city functions and demonstrations for public education events.
Currently, there are more than 400 Explorers actively involved in the program, guided by many Los Angeles County firefighters who enthusiastically volunteer their time and experience to help educate these young adults. Through this unique program, many Explorers have joined the ranks of the fire service and are living the career of their dreams, so don’t wait any longer. Sign up today.
If you are interested in joining the Explorer Program, please complete the form below.
EXPLORER POSTSBattalion 1 (Post 1) Fire Station 58
5757 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90056
Serving Ladera, Marina Del Rey, West Hollywood, Universal City Battalion 2 (Post 2) Fire Station 64 (909) 599-6727 164 S. Walnut Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 Serving Claremont, Glendora, San Dimas Battalion 3 (Post 3) Fire Station 3 (323) 269-4124 930 S. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022 Serving Bell Gardens, Commerce, East Los Angeles Battalion 4 (Post 4) Fire Station 82 (818) 790-4686 352 W. Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011 Serving Altadena, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, San Fernando Battalion 5 (Post 5) Fire Station 89 (818) 597-2272 29575 Canwood St., Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Serving Agoura, Calabasas, Malibu, Topanga, West Lake Village Battalion 6 (Post 6) Fire Station 73 (661) 254-9661 24875 N. Railroad Road, Newhall CA 91321 Serving Chatsworth, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic Battalion 7 (Post 7) Fire Station 116 (310) 324-5941 755 Victoria St., Carson, CA 90746 Serving Carson, Compton, Gardena Battalion 8 (Post 8) Fire Station 28 (562) 698-6009 7733 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602 Serving Whittier, Pico Rivera Battalion 9 (Post 9) Fire Station 30 (562) 865-3714 19030 Pioneer Blvd., Cerritos, CA 90703 Serving Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Paramount, Artesia, Signal Hill Battalion 10 (Post 10) Fire Station 166 (626) 527-6940 3615 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731 Serving El Monte, Rosemead, Temple City Battalion 11 (Post 11) Fire Station 33 (661) 948-1180 44947 Date Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534 Serving Lancaster, Lake Hughes, Quartz Hill Battalion 12 (Post 12) Fire Station 118 (626) 854-3488 17056 Gale Ave., City of Industry, CA 91745 Serving Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente Battalion 13 (Post 13) Fire Station 54 (323) 567-8580 4867 Southern Ave., South Gate, CA 90280 Serving Huntington Park, Lynwood, South Gate Battalion 14 (Post 14) Fire Station 106 (310) 377-9523 27413 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275 Serving Lomita, Palos Verdes Peninsula Battalion 15 (Post 15) Fire Station 181 (909) 620-2201 590 S. Park Ave., Pomona, CA 91766 Serving Pomona Battalion 16 (Post 16) Fire Station 32 (626) 334-0011 605 N. Angeleno Ave., Azusa, CA 91702 Serving Azusa, Covina, Duarte, Irwindale Battalion 17 (Post 17) Fire Station 136 (661) 267-7893 3650 Bolsz Ranch Road, Palmdale, CA 93551 Serving Acton, Littlerock, Palmdale, Leona Valley Battalion 18 (Post 18) Fire Station 159 (310) 217-7066 2030 W. 135th St., Gardena, CA 90249 Serving Lawndale, Gardena, Hawthorne Battalion 19 (Post 19) Fire Station 187 (909) 620-2207 3325 Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 Serving Diamond Bar, Walnut Battalion 20 (Post 20) Fire Station 170 (310) 419-2198 10701 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90303 Serving Inglewood, Lennox Battalion 21 (Post 21) Fire Station 20 (562) 863-0214 12110 E. Adoree St., Norwalk, CA 90650 Serving La Habra, La Mirada, Norwalk, Whittier Battalion 22 (Post 22) Fire Station 132 (661) 250-0531 29310 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91387 Serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Canyon Country