The Fire Explorers is a program that lets teenagers and young adults experience and learn about the fire and emergency medical services. We explorers run the post. We elect our own officers, have dues that we collect monthly, and also plan our own meetings. We show leadership to our own explorers because we are leading each other with teamwork and responsibilities with help of our advisors. In the program we learn: CPR and First Aid, Search and Rescue in a structure, fire operations, fire pump operations, medical terminology, vehicle extrication, fire sprinkler operations, hazardous materials training, water and ice rescue training, ropes and knots, rappelling, and more topics in the same field, along with teambuilding excursuses. Although we do learn a lot in the program, we are also given many opportunities to help the fire department and the community out. We have a ride along program where when you meet certain requirements (like knowing the equipment on fire trucks and knowing how to use them properly), where you are able to spend hours with a shift and observe what they do on a shift. We also help at community functions where we teach children certain things like knowing how to get out of their houses and stop, drop, and roll. Along with riding along and teaching, we do many other public events like traffic directing at fairs and we also walk along parade routes giving out stickers and badges. I think that the fire explorers program not only makes a difference on what us explorers learn, but also the public who sees us young adults teaching and helping out our community.