Fire Explorers - Post 621
The Fire Explorer Program is open to young men and women ages 14 to 20 years old who are interested in learning more about a career in the fire services industry.
Little Elm Fire Explorers meet weekly on Tuesdays at the Public Safety Building–unless otherwise noted–from 6-8 p.m. (1800-2000 hours). Explorers are trained in various aspects of firefighting and EMS by Little Elm Firefighters and Paramedics.
Little Elm is proud to use the Explorer Program as a step in its mentor program to develop young adults for careers in fire services. Benefits of the Fire Explorer Program include improved self-confidence, leadership experience, social development, fun and exciting "hands-on" career experiences, community service opportunities, and college and career readiness preparation.
The Little Elm Fire Explorers Post 621 operates under the umbrella of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The program is open to young men and women who are interested in learning more about a career in fire service.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Fire Exploring goes beyond that and strives to offer an experience that meets the needs of each explorer. In other words, if an individual desires the opportunity to be challenged, push their limits, and grow, the Fire Explorer Program is ready to answer that call.
In line with our foundation in Scouting, we strive to promote the following six essential needs of young people in today’s society:
- Lifelong Learning
- Serving Others
- Healthy Living
- Building Character
Young people need mentors. Positive relationships with adults give youth good role models and powerfully impact their lives. Young people of every age can benefit from constructive, one-on-one interaction with adults beyond their families. Exploring provides interaction with industry professionals who are passionate about teaching.
People need to learn all through their lives. We live in a society that rewards the continual acquisition of skills and knowledge. Exploring provides structured settings where young people are incentivized to learn new skills and develop habits of continual learning that will help them succeed.
Public safety’s core purpose is the selfless service of the community. The Fire Explorer Program prioritizes teaching youth the essential and indispensable importance of serving others.
Young people need to be well. To get the most from life, one must be both mentally and physically fit. A commitment to physical wellness is highly incentivized within the program by the nature of our training. Those in good physical shape are capable of, and are therefore granted access to, more challenging training scenarios and opportunities.
Young people need to know to be good and to do good. Few will argue the importance of teaching values and responsibility to our children–not only right from wrong but specific, affirmative values such as integrity, innovation, efficiency, fairness, courage, honor, and respect for others.
The Explorer program champions the ideals of servant leadership and places significant emphasis on leadership development. The program has one Fire Explorer Captain and two Fire Explorer Lieutenants. These individuals are entrusted to lead the program under the supervision of the Explorer Program Coordinator.
Requirements to join:
- Members must be at least 14 years old but no older than 20 years old.
- Members should be willing and able to attend a minimum of 50% of meetings within a 3-month period (exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Explorer Program Coordinator).
- Members must be willing to commit to hard work to pursue personal development.
- Members must possess good moral character.
If you have any questions, please contact the Explorer Program Coordinator:
The Public Safety Building is located at 88 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, TX, 75068.