Explorer Program

Safety is our top priority, and students will train with the fully qualified firefighters from the French Village Fire Department and may report to most fire scenes where they can participate in limited activities to assist the fire department.

As an Explorer, you’ll attend Community Service events, participate in hands-on training, and complete the requirements to obtain certifications. ‘Explore’ your future in the fire service t as a French Village Fire Department Explorer.

Explorer Junior Firefighter

The mission of the French Village Fire Department Explorer Program is to develop young people into responsible and productive citizens through discipline and a commitment to serving their community. Explorers assist the fire department in the office and in the field. The experience they obtain here will be directly applicable to a future in fire and emergency management while building relationships – with other Explorers, in the community they serve, and within the fire department.


Our Explorer programs provide students with opportunities such as:
  • Earning a national fire certification
  • Emphasizing and teaching teamwork
  • Community involvement
  • Pride and respect for the community
  • Building leadership skills
  • Enhances the ability to work with a team
  • Earn national fire certifications
  • Learn basic firefighting skills


  • Students between 14 -18 years of age
  • You can start Freshman year of high school
  • Must have Parental/Guardian permission
  • Academic Requirement: Explorers must maintain a minimum C average in addition to completing program requirements