The Coral Springs–Parkland Fire Explorer Program is a career development program designed for high school students who are interested in the fire rescue profession. 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.