Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Next Recruitment Orientation

Our next recruitment orientation will be on Wednesday, May 17th starting at 6:00pm located at the City of Riverside Fire Training Tower at 3085 St. Lawrence St. cross of Lincoln Ave. Please report to the patio area behind the Emergency Operations Center.

This orientation will consist of an overview of the Fire Explorer program as well as the new recruitment testing process for the Fire Explorer Training Academy.

Next Recruitment Testing

New recruitment testing will be on Wednesday, May 31st starting at 5:00pm and will consist of a written exam and the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). All new recruits MUST attend the Recruitment Orientation or they will NOT be permitted to test.

Fire Explorer Training Academy

The Fire Explorer Training Academy will start on Monday, June 19th. The academy will meet everyday from 8:00am till 12:00pm except on Sundays and will end on June 30th for graduation. Cadet attendance is mandatory in order to complete the academy and move on further into the program. ALL cadets are required to have attended the recruitment orientation as well as passed both the written exam and the CPAT in order to participate in the Fire Explorer Training Academy.




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
                  (951)834-2485
Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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