Fire & EMS Explorer Program

Are you interested in a career as a Firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)? The Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary is in their second year of the Fire / Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Explorer Program. The Exploring Learning for Life career education program is for young men and women who are at between 15 and 20 years old.

Fire & ERopeClimbingMS Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women ages 15 to 20 years old with an interest in
learning more about careers in the field of fire or emergency services.

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. Fire and EMS Exploring provides exciting activities and mentorship for youth interested in exploring the possibilities of a career in the Emergency Services.  Exploring is a great place to start.

Learn more about why you should get involved.


The most popular Fire & EMS Exploring careers include:

  • Firefighter
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency services coordinator
  • Shelter manager

Career Exploring combines some classroom training with hands-on lessons. You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a fire fighter, emergency services cbunkergearoordinator or paramedic.

Fire & EMS Exploring offers the following benefits:

  • Improved self-confidence
  •  Leadership experience and social network development
  •  Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experience.
  •  Community service opportunities through the activities of the BTFD Auxiliary
  • College & Career Readiness preparation
  •  Scholarship opportunities


Our Explorer Post 343 meets principally at Station 1 at 2195 Dayton Xenia Road.  Explorer’s visit and spend time at all of our stations, learning about each piece of equipment. Explorers also participate in Department trainings and once certified are encouraged to do ride alongs on a regular basis with our firefighters.  These ride alongs provide real life experience for the Explorers as they accompany our firefighters on their daily emergency runs.  Through our Learning for Life affiliation, our Explorers have opportunities to participate in national and regional training sessions, events, and conventions.

When do Explorers meet?

The Beavercreek Fire Explorer post meets every second Monday evening from 7-9pm and every fourth Saturday from 9-11am. 

The Fire & EMS Career Exploring program is taught by Beavercreek Township Firefighters and retired firefighters.  The adult advisors are all volunteer members of the BTFD Auxiliary. The Program is flexible enough to fit in with other activities during the year to meet the needs of the Explorers and the Fire Department.


Student Benefits:

  • Strong Personal Values and Character Development
  • Build self-worth and self-confidence
  • Leadership development
  • Social development
  • Unique career experiences, networking & internships
  •  Personal development
  •  Volunteer community service
  • Group collaboration and teamwork

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If you would like to take part in our Fire / EMS Explorer Post, please complete the Fire / EMS Explorer Post Registration Form and you will be automatically registered. Someone will then contact you with additional information.