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Explorer Post Program

Are you a high school student or recent graduate curious about a career in the fire service?

Milwaukee Fire Department Explorer Post #875 is looking for students (ages 14-20) to join our post. The post meets once a month and Explorers are taught basic firefighting and first-aide skills. Explorers also have the opportunity to get an inside look at the fire department and decide if it is a career they would like to pursue.

The MFD provides everything Explorers need, so all they need to do is show up ready to learn. Our experienced firefighters, who all volunteer their time to this initiative, are proud to provide the Explorers exciting, hands-on learning opportunities.

Explorers will become familiar with performing firefighting tasks with actual firefighting equipment. The volunteer staff is composed of all ranks and includes members of the Milwaukee Fire Department’s special teams such as Dive Rescue, Hazardous Materials and Heavy Urban Rescue.

All Explorers pay a $15 registration fee. If you are interested, please contact Lt. Jeff Gauthier.

Explorer Post 875 2013 Agenda

Schedule is subject to change. All start times will be at 0900 meeting at the Milwaukee Fire Department Training Academy located at 6680 N. Teutonia Ave. Time changes will be provided in advance thru email and Facebook notifications. Contact Lt. Jeff Gauthier with questions.

January Introduction, Gear Fitting, Expectations of members
February SCBA Orientation
March US Bank Climb Prep, First Aid, Mock Drills
March 22 Us Bank Fight for Air Climb
April Dispatch Center Tour
May Combat Challenge Prep, Search & Rescue
May North Shore Combat Challenge (to be announced)
June Special Teams Demo
July Engine Operations / Swamp Drill
August Aerial Climb, Confidence Course with Smoke
September Truck Operations / Ladder Drills
October SCBA Review, Layouts review, Fire Extinguisher Safety Certification
November Academy Day
December Holiday Party









Explorer Post 875 Brochure(PDF)

Explorer Post 875 Postcard(PDF)


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