City of Willcox ALERT system


Fire & Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire & Emergency Services.

Fire & Emergency Services Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. 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.

The most popular Fire & Emergency Services Exploring careers include:

  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Emergency Technicians
  • Ambulance Corps
  • Search & Rescue Services
  • Forest Fighters
You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer or full-time Fire fighter & Emergency Service provider through firefighting training & ride alongs during actual fire calls.

Nationally, over 22,500 Explorers participate in 1,754 Fire and Emergency Services Posts. The program highlights include: the National Fire and Emergency Services Exploring Conferences, ride-alongs, career achievement and proficiency awards, training scenarios, and scholarship opportunities.

You will develop:
  • Leadership Skills
  • Respect for firefighters & explorers
  • New personal skills
You will learn:
  • Emergency call protocols
  • Firefighting policies & procedures
  • Team Building
  • Proper Equipment Usage
You will have an opportunity to participate in
  • Fire fighting training scenarios i.e. Buildings
  • Ambulance calls
  • National & Regional Events
You will have an opportunity to network with
  • Explorers across the USA
  • Firefighting & Emergency Services professionals
  • Forest Fighters
You will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on projects to give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you.

You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Fire & Emergency Service and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Fire & Emergency Service.

Fire & Emergency Service Career Exploring will provide you with the following benefits:
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Leadership experience and social network development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness preparation
  • Scholarship opportunities