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Thank you for your interest in the explorer program! Explorer Post 4300 is open to girls and boys interested in learning about the fire service. Explorers who have participated in our program have gone on to complete college level Fire Science and EMT/Paramedic degree programs and have joined the ranks of the Fire Service as Volunteer or Career Firefighters.
Academic Knowledge / Professional Requirements
Team Building – Crew Dynamics / Interaction
Hands-on Practical Skills Training
Emergency Medical Skills – First Aid/CPR
Must be a graduate of 8th grade and between the ages of 14 and 18.
Must be able to attend weekly drills every Thursday from 6:30pm to 08:30pm.
Required to maintain a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average at school.
Complete assigned duties/responsibilities in a timely manner.
Adhere to dress and conduct codes provided.
Willingness to make improvements and show self motivation.
Required to participate in community service events and post fundraising activities.
Explorers will be issued educational material, personal protective equipment, and uniform items all of which must be returned if the Explorer leaves the post for any reason.
Further Information and Questions:
Come see firsthand what the program has to offer. Stop in and observe one of our Thursday evening training sessions.
For further information or if you have questions, please contact Chief Brad White at BWhite@ofallon.org
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There are many options for college degrees and certifications for students wishing to pursue a career in fire and emergency services. The following Illinois schools offer degrees and programs in fire, emergency management and/or emergency medicine: