Fire Explorers Program


The Coral Springs–Parkland Fire Explorer Program is a youth outreach program designed for teenage students who are interested in the fire rescue profession.

Step 1.Qualifications

The program is open to students age 14-18 who meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be at least 14 years old
  • Completed the 8th grade
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Have no prior criminal record (even expunged records)
  • Must maintain a 50% or greater attendance, detail, and ride requirement

Explorers train alongside firefighters and paramedics where they learn real-life rescue skills. After successful completion of their probation period, they are permitted to ride along on the fire apparatus and respond to actual emergency calls.

Step 2.Application