Its time to apply for Portland’s Fire and Rescue Explorer program. This program, which runs from October – May, is intended to provide a thorough introduction to career opportunities in fire service to young men and women, ages 16-20, who are interested in becoming first-responders.
Building Young Men’s and Women’s Confidence, Leadership, and Teamwork Skills in a Fire Service Environment
The Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) Explorer Program provides the opportunity for young men and women, ages 16 to 20, to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. Through classroom instruction, hands-on training, and volunteer work, Explorers are provided a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but also in all future endeavors. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and develop leadership skills. The Explorer Program is a subsidiary of the Learning for Life organization. The mission statement for Learning for Life is to enable young people to become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills so they can make moral choices and achieve their full potential.
An (optional but recommended) informational meeting will take place October 5 at the Portland Fire and Rescue Training Facility.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
4800 NE 122nd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97230
Applications can be dropped off at the meeting or emailed/mailed to Fire Station 28, 5540 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97213
Meeting will starts October 12 and run every Saturday, 9:00 – 11:30 through May and include physical fitness and agility tests and training as well as academic assignments.