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Champaign Fire Department

Fire Explorers Post 207

 

Want to learn more about careers in the fire service?

 

Explorers Post 207 may be what you’ve been looking for!  Post 207 is expanding our reach to reflect the community we serve.  We are committed to instill positive character traits, leadership, and life skills to help our cadets make ethical choices to achieve their full potential as future public servants. 

 

Who can join the post?

 

Explorer’s is open to boys and girls from 14 years of age (and completed 8th grade) up to 21 years old.  There are no residency requirements. 

 

What will I learn about as a Fire Explorer?

 

As an explorer you will be introduced to the many facets of the fire service, including; Basic Firefighting Skills, Emergency Medical Care, Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Response, Auto Extrication, assist CFD staff with Public Education Activities, participate in Local and State Special Events and be allowed to ride-along with CFD Engine and Squad Companies.

 

How much does it cost to participate in Fire Explorers?

 

There is no cost to join Post 207.  All explorers are provided full firefighting protective gear at no cost.  Fire Explorers routinely purchase post t-shirts and sweatshirts to wear during training sessions.  Explorers are required to wear a uniform for formal, or public, events.  These costs are shared between the individual and the post to maintain affordability.

 

Want to learn more about careers in the fire service?  Please contact:

 

Lieutenant Dorval Norwood

Champaign Fire Department

217-403-7200

 

This post is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America “Learning for Life” program.

 

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