Fire Explorers Recruiting for New Members

Young men and women between 14 and 20 are invited to become Fire Explorers with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Learn firsthand how exciting a firefighterís job is by working with Fairfax County firefighters. Following an introductory training program, Fire Explorers may ride-along to real emergencies with firefighters and paramedics, and assist them by performing routine, supervised tasks. Fire Explorers assist with virtually all routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance and training. Fire Explorers wear a uniform, and are provided with helmets, turnouts and other safety clothing. Becoming a Fire Explorer is an excellent way to develop qualities and gain experience that will be helpful in the future. Meetings are the first and third Monday of every month from 6-9 p.m. at the Fairfax County Fire Rescue Academy: 4600 West Ox Road, Fairfax. For more information contact Captain David Tobin (also for reasonable ADA accommodations) at David.Tobin@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-246-3965 or Firefighter Joseph Herrera at joseph.herrera@fairfaxcounty.g ov, 703-780-0110 (both TTY 703-222-5494).