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The Murrieta Fire Department Fire Explorer Program is a youth program organized under the Boy Scouts of America. The program is designed to allow male and female youth, between the ages of 14 and 20, to explore a career in the fire service. The explorers receive training similar to volunteer and professional firefighters, including basic fire chemistry, hose evolutions, ladder operations, auto extrication, hazardous materials, first-aid, CPR, and medical emergencies. The training program is intense and demanding, however the rewards increase character and the understanding of what it takes to pursue a career in the fire service.Joining the Fire Explorers benefit youth in the following ways:
- The opportunity to learn teamwork and leadership skills
- High School community service hours
- Competitive activities at Fire Explorer Musters
- Challenge, hard work, fun, and friendship
Basic Requirements for joining the Fire Explorers are: