Fire Explorers Program

Overview

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.