Galena Fire Explorer Post #8911 was formed in December 2002.  In conjunction with the Learning for Life program, a division of the Boy Scouts of America, the department offers young adults real life experiences, training, and exposure to the career opportunities available in the fire service. By participating in the program, each Explorer gains personal confidence, learns to use various tools, develops mechanical skills and aptitude, and gain a greater awareness of personal and fire safety.


Members of Post #8911 participate in training program that emphasizes safety, teamwork, firefighting skills, leadership, personal growth, and medical response.  Some of our Explorers have achieved some outstanding accomplishments including:

  • Passing an Entry Level Firefighting course at Truckee Meadows Community College.
  • Three Explorers successfully completed their EMT-B course and State certification.
  • Others have passed the weekend TMCC Fire Fighting Academy.


Membership is open to young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 who reside in, or close to, the Galena Fire Department District.  While attendance is essential to learn the material, Explorer Post activities are extracurricular and success in school is primary.  The Advisors from the Galena Volunteer Fire Department stress the importance of academic achievement and require that each Explorer maintain a GPA of 2.5 in order to participate.


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