Sunday, May 24, 2015
Clovis Fire Explorer Program

Explorer Hose DrillThe Clovis Fire Explorer Program is a division of the Learning for Life Program and is sponsered by the City of Clovis Fire Department. The main goal is to train young men and women in areas of the fire service and to assist them in pursuing goals to become full-time firefighters. 

The Clovis Fire Department Explorer Post is organized in a similarly to the Fire Department. Explorers participate in meetings, drills, public relation events and other activities. Explorers who successfully pass a series of tests and training may be eligible to participate in the ride-along program, allowing them to respond with Fire Department personnel on fire apparatus to actual emergencies. 


An Explorer Program consists of four specific goals: 

  • Gain practical experience in a career, special interest or skill
  • Engage in a program of activities centered on six experience areas: career, leadership, service, social interaction, fitness and the outdoors 
  • To learn from positive role models, adults and peers alike, while learning leadership skills of their own 
  • The Explorer shall have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring and educational environment
Contact Us

Clovis Fire Department

1233 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

(559) 324-2200. 

Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

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How to Become an Explorer
  • Age: Any person, male or female between the ages of 15 and 20, is eligible to participate in the City of Clovis Fire Department Explorer Program. 
  • Residency: All members must reside within the district boundaries of Buchanan, Clovis or Clovis East High Schools or have graduated from any of those schools. All children of City of Clovis employees will also be eligible regardless of their primary residence location. 
  • Education: All Explorers must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average. 
  • Legal Guardian Approval: An applicants parent or legal guardian will be required to provide written approval prior to submission of an application for acceptance into the post. 
What you will Learn

Explorers will gain a general working knowledge and basic training in the following: 

  • Basic First Aid 
  • CPR 
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Ladders 
  • Hydrant Operations 
  • Firefighter Safety 
  • Hoselays 
  • Tool and Apparatus Familiarization 
  • Department Rules and Regulations 
  • Radio Communication Procedures 
  • Ropes and Knots 
  • Automobile Extrication 
  • Hazardous Material 
  • First Responder Awareness 
  • Wildland Firefighting 
  • Fire Behavior
Fire Explorer Application
Fire Explorer Application
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