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Photo of an Explorer climbing a ladderThe Richardson Fire Department began Explorer Post 991 in November 1998. The program was established so that a group of young high school students (men and women) could learn more about community service and become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. The post gives youth the opportunity to explore fire services to determine if it is a career they would be interested in pursuing. Members not only get a first hand look at the fire service, they are given the opportunity to enjoy organized recreational activities, competitive events and community interaction while working in a professional atmosphere. Exploring gives young people the opportunity to develop interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills. 

The Richardson Fire Department shall support and operate its Explorer Post in accordance with the Explorer Leader Handbook published by the Boy Scouts of America. Every adult and youth member of the Post is expected to maintain a thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and guidelines provided in this publication.

To learn more about Exploring in general click here.

To learn more about the Richardson Fire Department Explorer training program click here.

 Photo of an Explorer rappelling Photo of two Explorers using a fire hose 

For more information & enrollment questions about the Richardson Fire Department Explorer Program, call 972-744-5750 or email Scott Johnson at

Last updated: 1/13/2012 2:11:20 PM