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San Rafael Fire Department Explorer Program

Explorers will get the chance to learn alongside San Rafael Firefighters about the proper use of equipment and tools, ladder techniques, wildland firefighting procedures, and more. The team meets twice per month on Sundays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and includes drills, community service projects, and fire training.

Young people of all genders, ages 16 to 20 are welcome to join. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, or citizenship are not criteria for participation.
Why Become an Explorer? 
  • Learn and practice services provided by the Fire Department
  • Conduct physical fitness training
  • Receive basic medical training
  • Prepare for college and the Fire Academy
  • Earn valuable life experience
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Earn community service hours
  • Add to your college application and resume
  • Ride-along with Firefighter/Paramedics in the field
  • Provide community service
  • Learn discipline and respect
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Build positive relationships with youth in your area

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must be 16-20 years of age.
  • Have an interest in Firefighting
  • Great attitude and work ethic
  • No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn! 


How to Apply:

The SRFD Explorer program accepts new members twice a year in January and June. If you're interested, fill out and submit the interest form below! A Firefighter Advisor will get in contact with you during the next open registration time to guide you through the application.

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  • San Rafael, Novato, Santa Rosa, Tiburon, etc.
  • How did you hear about our program? What are you most curious about? What makes you want to be a Fire Explorer?
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