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


Thank you for your interest in the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Explorer Program. Due to high demand, we currently have a wait list for applicants. We encourage those interested in the program to complete an application, which we will hold on file. Applicants will be contacted via email when positions become available.