Open house July 27 to launch new Fire and Emergency Services Explorer Program
The Minneapolis Fire Department will host an open house Wednesday, July 27, to launch its new Fire and Emergency Services Explorer Program for Minneapolis residents age 14-21 (must have graduated from eighth grade) to learn about becoming a firefighter. The open house will take place 5-8 p.m. at the Minneapolis Emergency Operations Training Facility, 25 37th Ave. NE.
The program is a hands-on leadership development, career exploration and training program in partnership with Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts of America. Members meet twice a month and learn about the career of firefighting directly from Minneapolis firefighters.
Explorer participants will have the opportunity to:
- Learn firefighting and emergency response skills.
- Find leadership and community services opportunities.
- Qualify for Learning for Life scholarships.
- Participate in ride-along programs.
- Participate in Explorer competitions.
Work toward state certifications for fire and emergency medical systems
Apply at the open house, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/fire or call 311.
Published Jul 18, 2016