Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Next Recruitment Orientation

Next Recruitment Orientation - Dates to be announced...

The mission of the City of Riverside Fire Department Explorer Post 101 is to provide education, training, and a strong positive work ethic to further prepare Fire Explorer Cadets for a career in the Fire Service.

The Explorer program is designed to build character and develop leadership skills that will help Explorers as they advance within the Post and prepare for academies as well as other career opportunities. By participating in the Fire Explorer Program, the individual will gain personal confidence, learn to use firefighting equipment, develop mechanical skills, and increase their physical fitness level as well as their knowledge of the Fire Service.

The Post's Advisory staff is made up of current and retired City of Riverside Fire Department personnel who volunteer their time to participate in the program. If you are interested in the program or have questions concerning the recruitment process, please feel free to email the Post Advisors. The Post Advisors will be happy to give you a tour of the Training Facility and answer any of your questions.

Explorer Post 101 Advisors:

Tim Odebralski - todebralski@riversideca.gov
Jeff Lewis - (951)834-2485 - jlewis@riversideca.gov

Candidates for the position of Fire Explorer must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of ages 14 to 21 and at least in the 9th grade
  • Have no serious arrests or convictions.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and provide a copy of most recent grade report
  • Must be able to arrange transportation to the weekly meetings and or events
  • Be free of any physical or medical conditions that could cause injury to themselves or others
  • Must present themselves with fire service grooming standards
  • Complete the Recruitment Process (first two Wednesdays)
  • Pass the Written Exam and the Physical Ability Test (given on the 2nd Wednesday)
  • Payment of $200 upon completion of the recruitment process

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Training Tower located at
3085 St. Lawrence St.
Riverside, CA 92504

Explorer Post 101 Advisors/Contacts

Tim Odebralski: todebralski@riversideca.gov

Jeff Lewis: jlewis@riversideca.gov
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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