Fire Explorer Program

General Information:

Introduced by the Newport Beach Fire Department, this weekly program will train explorers on what it takes to be a Firefighter in Newport Beach and develop the skills required to ride on a Newport Beach Fire Apparatus. Classes begin in May.

Fire & Emergency Service Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 15 through 20 years of age. You must live in or go to school in Orange County, completed the 9th grade, and have 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. You get to experience firsthand what it is like to be a full-time Firefighter & Emergency Service provider through firefighter training & ride alongs during actual fire calls.

You will have opportunities to...




  • Leadership Skills
  • Respect for Firefighters & Explorers
  • New Personal Skills
  • Emergency call protocols
  • Firefighting policies & procedures
  • Team Building
  • Proper Equipment Usage
  • Fire fighting training scenarios
    (i.e. buildings)
  • Ambulance calls

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 Explorer Program Benefits:

  • Improved Self-Confidence
  • Leadership Experience & Social Network Development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” Career Experiences
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness Preparation

Please email us for more information or a program application. 


~ Safety, Service, and Professionalism ~