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(Warren County, North Carolina)
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About Fire Explorer Post 672

The Warren County Junior Firefighters is a county-wide junior firefighter program in Warren County, North Carolina. Fire Explorer Post 672 is a Learning For Life career education program sponsored by the Warren County Firemen’s Association and chartered through the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The purpose of the Warren County Junior Firefighter program is to expose youth to firefighting, emergency services, and public safety at an early age; and prepare its members for a career in the fire service by expanding their job knowledge and developing firefighting skills, while acquiring team-working abilities and leadership experiences. Members are taught by actual firefighters and emergency services professionals.

The program is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 to 20 years old. Our members come from the 19 volunteer fire departments that provide fire protection and first responder medical services to the citizens of Warren County. As a condition of Post membership, youth must join their local volunteer fire department as a junior member. The fire department will in turn issue the youth equipment and gear, and provide insurance coverage.

Post alumni have gone on to be career firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics. A recent survey showed that nearly 80% of Post alumni still volunteer with their local fire department and/or work full time in public safety, proving that this valuable program is paying dividends to local volunteer fire departments, public safety agencies, and the communities they serve.



About Exploring

Exploring is Learning For Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship provided by the sponsoring organization. We equip young people with character, leadership and life skills that can be used both today and in their future careers.

Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth looking to discover their future. If you’re looking to strengthen the community or wanting to uncover the possibilities of your futureExploring is a great place to start.

Explorer Post officers and advisors develop well-balanced programs around Exploring’s five areas of emphasis:

  • Character Education – Programs that help youth develop skills necessary to make ethical choices. Activities that provide opportunities for fulfilling one’s responsibility in society.

  • Life Skills – Programs that develop physical and mental fitness. Activities that provide opportunities for youth to experience positive social interactions.

  • Citizenship – Programs that encourage youth to develop the skills and desire to help others. Activities that provide opportunities for youth to gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others.

  • Career Opportunities – Activities that boost a youth’s self-confidence and help him or her experience success at school and work. Programs that develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options.

  • Leadership Experiences – Programs that help youth develop leadership skills to fulfill their responsibilities in society. Activities that provide exposure to different leadership traits.

About Fire & EMS Exploring

Fire & EMS Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of fire or emergency services.

Fire & EMS Exploring combines classroom lessons with hands-on training. Explorers get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter,first responder, or emergency medical technician through training and ride-alongs during actual fire calls.

Fire & EMS Explorer posts meet at local fire stations and take visits to other fire & EMS facilities, professional conferences, training centers, and more. Exploring provides opportunities to participate in national events and regional training sessions.