- Candidates for the position of Fire Explorer/Cadet must be age 14 to age
comply with the following conditions:
- Be a registered member of the Learning For Life (LFL) Exploring/Cadet
- Be free of any physical defects that would cause injury to himself or
jeopardize other participants in the Program.
- Have no serious arrests or convictions.
- The Explorer/Cadet shall maintain fire safe grooming standards.
- While attending school, the Explorer/Cadet shall maintain an overall
grade point average of at least a 2.0 (C).
All candidates are required to follow the selection procedures below:
- Attend three consecutive meetings prior to completing an application.
- Be interviewed by Post Review Committee to ascertain suitability for
interest in the Districtís Exploring/Cadet Program.
- Complete the Learning For Life (LFL) application and submit it to the
Post-8600 Advisor with fees (*the Post Advisor will forward to LFL).
- The Pioneer Fire Protection District Fire Exploring/Cadet Program is
fire district function. It is the intent of the district, in conjunction
Learning For Life (LFL), to offer young adults real life experiences, training,
exposure to career opportunities available in the fire service.
- Pioneer Fire Protection District provides fire suppression, basic life
rescue services and fire prevention/fire safety assistance. Pioneer Fire
District assists with emergency management coordination for such disasters
wildfires, hazardous materials coordination, earthquakes, floods, and weed
- Fire Exploring 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/Cadet Program, the individual will gain personal confidence, learn
use various tools, develop mechanical skills and aptitude, and gain a greater
awareness of personal and fire safety.
- Training/Activities: Post activities are planned around the five emphasis
Career, Character, Service, Life Skills, and Leadership Experience. Examples
non-hazardous activities to familiarize Explorers/Cadets with the nature
complexities of the fire service may include, but are not limited to, the
- Assist station personnel with upkeep and maintenance of facilities,
apparatus, medical/rescue equipment, and assists in record keeping.
- Write minor standard reports.
- Participate as observers in ride-along program.
- Participate in information programs given to the public.
- Assists with crowd and traffic control at fire district functions.
- Pre-fire planning.
- Door-to-door fire prevention contacts
- Assist station personnel with hydrant maintenance program
- Pioneer Fire Protection District Explorers/Cadets are to be assigned
permitted activities on the basis of their training, ability and experience.
Post-8600 Advisorís responsibility to assign an Explorer/Cadet only to those
duties for which he/she is prepared. Other activities include formal drills
the Station-38 (District Headquarters), field trips, and training academy
Post-8600 Information: Pioneer Fire Protection District (Station-38)
7061 Mt. Aukum Road, Somerset, California 95684-0128
For more information, please contact Pioneer Fire Protection
administrative office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
(530) 620-4444, FAX (530) 620-4317 or district email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert L. Gill, Fire Chief
Since 1980, proudly serving the El Dorado County communities
of Mt. Aukum,
Fairplay, Outingdale, Grizzly Flats, Omo Ranch and Somerset