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Explorer Program

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. Fill out our interest card to start your journey today!

Explore The Possibilities

After meeting the program’s entrance requirements, Explorers will be given an opportunity to qualify for a 12-day training academy held on six consecutive weekends. At the academy, they will be trained on firefighting skills, hose lay evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, wildland firefighting procedures, proper use of firefighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus use, and other related subjects.

Find An Explorer Post Near You

There are 22 Explorer posts located throughout Los Angeles County with each post representing a battalion’s jurisdiction. Each post is led by a professional firefighter who voluntarily serves as the Explorers’ advisor and mentor. To find an Explorer post near you, click the button below.

1 Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, Marina Del Rey, Universal City, Viewpark, West Hollywood, Windsor Hills 12 Bassett, Hacienda Heights, Industry, La Puente, Rowland Heights, Valinda
2 Claremont, Glendora, San Dimas 13 Compton, Cudahy, Firestone, Huntington Park, Lynwood, South Gate, Walnut Park, Willowbrook
3 Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, East Los Angeles, Maywood 14 Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates
4 Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta 15 Pomona
5 Agoura, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Malibu Lake, Monte Nido Topanga, Westlake Village 16 Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Covina, Duarte, Irwindale
6 Canyon Country, Castaic, Gorman, Newhall, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Stephenson Ranch, Val Verde, Valencia, West Ranch 17 Acton, Agua Dulce, Juniper Hills, Lake Los Angeles, Little Rock, Llano, Longview, Palmdale, Pearblossom, Pearland, Sun Village, Valyermo, Wilsona Gardens, Wrightwood
7 Carson, Compton, Gardena, Rancho Dominguez 18 Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale
8 Pico Rivera, Whittier 19 Diamond Bar, Pomona, Walnut
9 Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Paramount, Signal Hill 20 Athens, Lennox, Inglewood
10 El Monte, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South El Monte, Temple City 21 La Habra, La Mirada, Norwalk, Whittier
11 Antelope Acres, Green Valley, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes, Lancaster, Leona Valley, Quartz Hill 22 Agua Dulce, Canyon Country, Sand Canyon, Santa Clarita, Valencia