This video is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority of Irvine, California

Gumtree Fire and Rescue is proud to have our own Explorer program. Many of our Explorers have made full time careers as paid firemen for our local communities! Members of the Explorer program must be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade. Once 21 they will be considered a regular fireman and can no longer be an Explorer. However, during their time as an Explorer the department will train them so they will have the necessary skills and knowledge they need should they decide to become a full-fledged firefighter! Please contact your local fire department to find out if they have their own Explorer program, or visit

You may also download this brochure on how the Explorer program can provide Career Opportunities, Leadership Experience, Life Skills, Character Education, and Service Learning!

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