CHULA VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM
Fire Explorer Application - NEW
THE POSITION: The Chula Vista Fire Explorers were developed
in 1989, and are sponsored by Learning For Life. The goal
of this program is to introduce young men and women to the activities related to
the fire service. This training develops character, responsibility,
and teamwork in the participant.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision Fire Explorers
respond to fires, medical aids and other emergency alarms; connect
and lay hose lines; assist in operating nozzles; direct water streams
and other extinguishing agents onto fires; carry and set up ladders;
ventilates buildings; covers and protects exposures; performs salvage
and overhaul operations; washes; polishes; services and maintains
fire apparatus and equipment; fire inspections of residential and
commercial structures; maintain fire stations; attend practice sessions
and classes; study firefighting resources; study city geography.
AGE: Minimum 16 years of age at time of hire date. Maximum: 21 years
CERTIFICATIONS: After obtaining a first aid card, a cardiopulmonary
resuscitation card, and successful completion of their six-month
exam; Fire Explorers may participate in a ride-along program.
QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: Fire Explorers must have the ability
to follow orders and directions; ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and
the public; ability to learn firefighting techniques, policies,
practices and operations; knowledge of safe working practices and
procedures; physical condition appropriate to perform the duties
of this job classification.
Chula Vista Fire Explorers teach American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers classroom course to groups of 5 or more. To schedule a class, email Charles Kuniyoshi at firstname.lastname@example.org
To support Explorer Scouts' activities and to provide a community
service, the Chula Vista Fire Explorer Program teaches a Cardio-Pulmonary
Resuscitation [CPR] course affiliated with the American Heart Association.
These CPR courses are held bi-monthly on the first Saturday
of February, April, June, August, October and December. The classes
are held in the Fire Department's training classroom located at
850 Paseo Ranchero. For more information and an application see