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Fire Explorer Program

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                                 Sonoma County Fire District Fire Explorer Program                

We have taken on our 2023 class of SCFD Fire Explorers.  Please submit your information if you are interested in being considered for our 2024 class.  Recruitment will start Spring 2024.

The Fire Explorer Program gives youths firsthand experience in what it takes both mentally and physically to be a professional firefighter. Participants receive fire service training under the supervision of trained firefighters.

What do Explorers do?

  • Train in all aspects of the fire service during Monday night training at different Sonoma County Fire District fire stations and other training locations.
  • Chance to participate in the annual California Fire Explorer Academy
  • Participate in community events
  • Participate in Explorer Ride-Along Program (program restricts specific activities that Explorers can perform on emergency scenes)
  • All required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and uniform shirts are provided


  • Attend two drills and then submit program application
  • Oral interview with Explorer Leadership and Advisors
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA
  • Purchase uniform pants, belt and boots
  • Comply with SCFD policies and Explorer program Rules of Conduct.

Interest Card:

Click HERE for the link to the Fire Explorer Interest Card and fill out the information. You will be contacted by an advisor of the Explorer Post with further information.

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