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    Default Ridealong with agency near Arcadia CA?

    I am looking for a FD that will take Explorer ride alongs at turning age 15. I live in Arcadia, and want a agency close but active and gets at least 3 - 4 calls.

    Any help would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFDExplorer View Post
    I am looking for a FD that will take Explorer ride alongs at turning age 15. I live in Arcadia, and want a agency close but active and gets at least 3 - 4 calls.

    Any help would be great.
    I don't know of any agencies anywhere in the state that allow 15 y/o ride-alongs.
    My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

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    Have you tried LA County Fire? I know West Covina has a program, and so does LA City. LA City/County have really good programs, so why don't you look into them.

    I doubt you want to drive out here to Riverside once a week, but we are pretty busy. Station 1 can run a good 15 calls, most of which being medical aids.

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    RFDExplorer:

    Is there any requirments as in age for those?

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    Most programs had age requirements of 14 and up. In Riverside City, you have to be 14 years old to be an explorer. Add 6 months of Training (4 times a month) and then you become ride-out certified. So, at 14.5 minimum, you can ride-out, as long as you have a liability form.

    I'm not sure about the other agencies, but here are some links.

    LA City Fire Explorers
    http://www.fireexplorers.org/fx/explorer.htm

    West Covina
    http://www.westcov.org/fire/programs/explorer.html

    LA County
    http://fire.lacounty.gov/ProgramsEve...reExplorer.asp

    Pasadena FIre Explorers
    http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/fire/pu...plorer_Program
    Last edited by RFDExplorer; 04-10-2007 at 02:25 AM.

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    Thats pretty neat letting such a young interaction. I remember reading cadet rules at my station when I went for the app papers. And One thing that vagely stuck out to me was you have to be age 17 to ride along on the apparatus.

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