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Fire & Emergency Exploring Program

Exploring - LEFDYoung men and women ages 14 (and who have completed the 8th grade) to 20,  can experience firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer or full-time Fire fighter & Emergency Service provider through the Lake Elmo Fire & Emergency Exploring Program.

Fire & Emergency Services Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country. Nationally, over 22,500 Explorers participate in 1,754 Fire and Emergency Services Posts.

As a participants in the program you will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on projects to gain a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you. You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Fire & Emergency Service and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Fire & Emergency Service.

For more information, contact Fire Chief Greg Malmquist at 651-770-5006 or gmalmquist@lakeelmo.org.

You will develop:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Respect for firefighters & explorers
  • New personal skills

You will learn:

  • Emergency call protocols
  • Firefighting policies & procedures
  • Team Building
  • Proper Equipment Usage

Fire & Emergency Service Career Exploring will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Leadership experience and social network development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness preparation
  • Scholarship opportunities