The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department has an exciting and intriguing program for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19. The Fire Explorer Program provides participants with direction, encourages youth to go beyond high school education, teaches leadership skills and helps youth form new friendships.
Members learn basic training in fire suppression and emergency medical services. A 12-week mock fire academy is held at some point throughout the year.
Many who join the program move on to college or pursue other careers, whereas other members feel like they have found their calling and become firefighters.
Teenagers must have the following requirements to apply:
- Must be enrolled in high school
- Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Students do not have to live within the Town of Castle Rock to participate.
For more information about the Explorer Program, visit Explorer Post 107
or call Firefighter / Paramedic Michael Moore, 303-660-1066.