The Hagerman Fire Department Exploring Program is an official Boy Scouts of America "Learning for Life" Explorer Post sponsored by our Department. It is the intent of the program, in conjunction with Hagerman Fire Department, to offer young adults (14-17 years and completed the 8th grade) real life experiences, training, and exposure to the career opportunities available in the Fire Service.
The Hagerman Fire Department Exploring Program gives young people valuable insight into the fire fighting profession. This insight will allow the individual to decide whether or not he or she desires to pursue a greater role in the fire service. By participating in the Fire Exploring program, the individual will gain personal confidence, learn to use various tools, develop mechanical skills and aptitude, and gain a greater awareness of personal and fire safety.
Hagerman Fire Department also benefits from the Exploring program. Fire Explorers will assist with the performance of routine duties. These duties may include public fire education and fire prevention activities, helping with functions on the emergency scene, training and other district projects and community service. The district also benefits from the higher quality of applicants for firefighter openings. There is no question the Explorer Program helps to further the district's positive role in the community and assists with public relations.