Do you want to join the Orlando Fire Department's job-shadowing program? Apply to Become an Orlando Fire Department Explorer! The Orlando Fire Department offers teens and youth ages 14-20 the opportunity to participate in training and ride-alongs with firefighters while exploring a career in firefighting. The OFD Explorer Program instills discipline, communication skills, teamwork and confidence in a fun environment.
Step 1.Check your eligibility. To become an OFD Explorer, you must: Be age 14-19. Since Explorers age out of the program at 21, you can't apply after your 20th birthday. Be a student enrolled in or entering high school, college or vocational school. Have a 2.0 GPA or higher. Be available for a meeting every other Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m., as well as for occasional weekend training sessions and community events. Have a good attitude. Pay a membership fee, $2 in dues for every meeting, and provide black pants, shoes, socks and belt for your uniform.
Grades: Middle School, High School