The Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Explorer Program

explorersThe 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.explorer-class46

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 Sign-Up Form



Battalion 1 (Post 1) Fire Station 58
(323) 291-8392
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 124
(661) 254-4404
225870 Hemingway Ave, Stevenson Ranch CA91381
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 93
(661) 533-8096
5624 East Avenue R, Palmdale  CA 93552
Serving Acton, Littlerock, Palmdale, Leona Valley
Battalion 18 (Post 18) Fire Station 161
(310) 970-7972
4475 E. El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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