The Explorer Program is a vocationally oriented division of the Boy Scouts of America that is open to young people ages 14-21, interested in exploring future career opportunities. The posts are sponsored and run by public and private organizations and companies. The organizations provide a meeting place and the skilled advisors to run the post. Sponsoring organizations include police and fire departments, computer companies, aerospace and aviation firms, search and rescue organizations, and sea posts, among others. For more information on the City of Orange Fire Department Explorer Post, please continue reading. For information on other available Explorer posts and locations, please contact your local office of the Boy Scouts of America.
ORANGE FIRE DEPT EXPLORER POST 547
Explorer Post 547 is a fire service post sponsored by the City Of Orange Fire Dept. Established in 1968, it was formed to help young people who had aspirations of becoming firefighters obtain invaluable work experience. Through classroom sessions, manipulative drills, and a ride-along program, members have been encouraged and guided towards their personal goals. Currently, the post has four adult advisors who all are full-time employees of the Department. They donate their time to teach and help the members obtain all goals and objectives set forth by them. The post is currently comprised of thirty-six members, including four people elected to a post officers position once a year by the membership. The four elected officer positions are President, Vice-president , Treasurer, and Secretary. Six members are assigned to Captain positions. The captains are responsible for four to eight other explorers. The chain of command is observed within the post.
LOCATION OF THE MEETINGS
176 S. Grand St., Orange Ca. 92866 across Grand St. from City Hall.
MEETING DAYS AND TIMES
Post 547 meets the last three Thursdays of every month. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm, and are located in the classroom to the rear of Fire Headquarters at 176 S. Grand St. The meetings last approximately 2 hours.