City of Henderson Fire Explorers Program

Henderson Fire Explorer Program

OPEN Orientation and Entry Test:

WHEN:         Thursdays (excluding holidays)

TIME:              4:30 PM Sharp

ENDS:             9:30 PM

WHERE:       Henderson Fire Training Center, 401 Parkson Road., Henderson NV – Warm Springs and Parkson Road, east of Gibson Road

PLEASE NOTE – Our Fire Explorers Program is an Open Enrollment Program

DAY: 
Thursdays

TIME:
4:30 PM

WHERE: 
Henderson Fire Training Center Station 82, 401 Parkson Road., Henderson NV.
Warm Springs and Parkson Road, east of Gibson

FIRST DAY:
Bring a pen and paper, clean shaven, no jewelry allowed, dress in white T-shirt, sweat pants, and athletic shoes because a part of the orientation will be outside.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
- An entry test will consist of multiple choice questions from material handed out after your sixth consecutive meeting, as well as a physical abilities test.
- Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 21.
- Applicants in high school will have to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

EXPLORER POST #2405

The Henderson Fire Department Explorer Post #2405 recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Post has become an integral part of the Henderson Fire Department

The main focus of the Post has been to educate young adults, ages 15 to 21, about careers in the fire service and in the medical field. Explorers meet every week to study fire and EMS-related topics. The Post studies “The Firefighters Handbook, Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response” by Delmar Learning. The young adults spend half of their time in the classroom and half of their time on the drill ground. Classes are held every Thursday from 1630 to 2130 (4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) at Fire Station 82. Fire Station 82 is located at 401 Parkson Road.

Explorers 18 years of age or older, with a minimum of six months of experience, are eligible to participate in the Ride-Along Program. This program provides young men and women the opportunity to respond with the fire crews to various emergency scenes. Explorers ride along to observe the work of the firefighters and paramedics as they carry out their daily tasks. Explorers are allowed to assist in non-emergency fire ground duties. Those Explorers that have an EMT certificate through Clark County Health District are allowed to assist in providing medical aid to sick or injured patients. Explorers assist in performing CPR, oxygen administration, taking vital signs, and preparing patients for transport.

Explorers 15-17 years of age after sixth meeting may participate in are job shadow program. This program provides men and woman the opportunity to shadow a student assistant with the daily task of the logistic and administrative side of the fire department which is vital to the day to day operations to the Henderson Fire Department.

The goal of our Explorer Post is to help young adults gain self-confidence and sharpen skills that will help them succeed in life. The Post emphasizes the importance of education and career development. The Henderson Fire Department Explorer Post has served as a launching pad for several Explorers who have found success with the Henderson Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management Fire Department, Boulder City Fire Department, Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire Department, Clark County Fire Department, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Several former Explorers are currently working as firefighters, EMT’s, and Paramedics in Southern Nevada.

To succeed as an Explorer, a young man or woman must be willing to study, work hard, pay attention, attend regularly, and maintain a professional appearance.

Those interested in joining the Henderson Fire Department Explorer Post should contact:

Daniel Juarez: Daniel.Juarez@cityofhenderson.com

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