WHY APPLY TO BECOME AN EXPLORER?
The Explorer position is a volunteer position, but the training and experience received helps develop self-confidence, self-discipline, responsibility, teamwork, and leadership skills that last a lifetime.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Getting started is simple. Chino Valley fire accepts Explorer Interest Forms all year long. Post 911 holds recruitment testing once per year, during the winter months. If you fill out the Explorer Interest Form (below), you will receive a letter in the mail a few weeks before the recruitment test takes place.
WHEN DO WE MEET?
The Explorers meet every first and third Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chino Valley Fire Training Center.
The basic qualifications needed to become an Explorer include passing all portions of the application process, maintaining a 2.5 GPA in each subject in school, being between the ages of 14 and 20, and maintaining a clean driving and police record.
To be accepted into the Explorer program, candidates must pass an oral interview and physical agility test. In addition to this, candidates must pass a health examination conducted annually.
Explorers are required to complete an annual minimum of 20 hours of volunteer work at various special functions or community events. Activities that qualify as special functions are Fire District activities that are in addition to normally scheduled monthly meetings. Explorers are also required to complete a minimum of 8 hours a month of ride-outs once certified.
Fire Explorers are tomorrow’s firefighters, and Chino Valley Fire is proud to be a part of shaping their futures in public service.
Please view the Explorer Expectations document (below).
EXPLORER RECRUITMENT TEST INFORMATION
Post 911 holds recruitment testing once a year, in the winter months. Our last test for Explorer candidates took place in January 2021. We will not be testing until the first quarter of 2023. You will receive a letter in the mail a few weeks before the next recruitment test takes place. A list will be made, and recruits will be invited to participate in the Post as spots become available. We maintain a total of 30 explorers at a time.
There will be two sections to the recruitment test.
- Part 1 will be an oral interview with a total of 5 questions. Sample questions can be found below.
- Part 2 is a physical agility exam, which you can view (below)
SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
1. Why do you want to be an Explorer for Chino Valley Fire?
2. What do you want to get out of being in the Explorer program?
EXPLORER PROMOTION FORM
This form is available for current explorers during times of promotions.
Explorer Interest Form
If you’re interested in the Explorer Program, you’ll need to submit an Explorer Interest Form. Once you do, a member from our team will contact you.
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