Explore The Possibilities

Introducing the youth of Los Angeles County to today’s fire and emergency medical services, emphasizing community service and civic involvement through positive mentoring, training, education, and career development.

After meeting the program’s entrance requirements, Explorers will be given an opportunity to participate
in a two-day Explorer orientation.

During the Explorer orientation, they will learn leadership techniques and soft skills as well as be trained on firefighting skills, hose lay evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, proper use of firefighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus use, and other related subjects.

We look forward to you joining our Explorer program and exploring all the possibilities!


    • 15-20 years of age.*
    • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in school.
    • Ability to read, write, and comprehend directions and training materials in English.
    • Ability to work as a team member.

Explorer Program Recruitment:

To learn more about the next Explorer Program recruitment period, please complete and submit an “Interest Card” by clicking on the red EXPLORER PROGRAM INTEREST CARD box.  If you have any questions regarding the Explorer Program, please contact (626) 272-5972.


Explorer Program Application and Selection Process:

The LACoFD Fire Explorer Program online application will open from Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. (PT) through Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. (PT).

Please be advised applications will be processed on a
first-come, first-served basis.

Use the link below to apply to the Program on June 1, 2024, at exactly 9:00 a.m. (PT): Forms.office.com/g/ThK7jJTFxQ.

We encourage everyone to monitor the LACoFD’s social media platforms along with this webpage for additional updates.

As all Explorer Program notifications are handled via email, please be sure to add
Fire-ExplorerProgram@fire.lacounty.gov and the domain @fire.lacounty.gov to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter.

If you missed the virtual Explorer Recruitment/Open House events, please click the box below to access the PowerPoint presentation.

For additional questions, please email
Fire ExplorerProgram@fire.lacounty.gov or call (213) 420-1500.

Find An Explorer Post Near You

There are nine Explorer posts located throughout Los Angeles County with each post representing a division’s jurisdiction.

1 Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates 6 Cudahy, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Lynwood, Maywood, South Gate, Vernon
2 Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Claremont, Covina, Duarte, Glendora, Irwindale, and San Dimas 7 Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, West Hollywood, and Westlake Village
3 La Cañada Flintridge and Santa Clarita 8 Diamond Bar, Industry, La Puente, Pomona, and Walnut
4 Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra, Lakewood, La Mirada, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Signal Hill, and Whittier 9 Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, El Monte, Rosemead, South El Monte, and Temple City
5 Lancaster and Palmdale
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