The Eldridge Volunteer Fire Company hosts and supports the North Scott Fire Explorers program. The explorer program consists of young men and women, ages 16-18 who are interested in getting into the fire service and learning more about firefighting.
We currently host 6 fire explorers at our department. The program allows these young men and women to attend fire trainings, meetings and even go on real fire and EMS calls. They are limited in the skills they can perform on real emergency calls and must be accompanied by full time seasoned firefighters. They can attend trainings alongside full time members and learn along with them.
The program is designed to teach these young people about the fire and emergency services, while gaining real experience. The goal of the program is to spark interest and bring up the next generation of firefighters. The program has explorers all throughout the Scott County volunteer fire departments.
The program has already shown success since being implemented. From our department, we’ve had one fire explorer go on to be hired at a full time paid department in Iowa and another has joined our department as a member.
Check back for more information coming soon!