Volunteer Opportunities

Are you contemplating a career in the fire service? Whether you are curious to know more about the job of a firefighter or fire inspector, the City of Orange may have an opportunity for you.Fire Explorers

Fire and Emergency Services Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country. The program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire and Emergency Services.

Explorer Post 547 has been sponsored by the Orange City Fire Department since 1968. Many young men and women have gone on to careers in the fire service at the City of Orange, with many more hiring on to other fire departments. Post 547 is a great place for a young person to gain exposure to the fire service to see if it is the right career fit for him or her. For more information please call (714)288-2457 or email the Fire Explorer Coordinator.

Fire Reserve Inspectors

The Volunteer Reserve Inspector Program is designed to give fire science students and fire academy graduates practical exposure to fire prevention duties. Volunteers work a typical eight hours per week, assisting fire safety specialists and hazardous materials specialists. During their volunteer hours, they get to know the fire inspectors on staff, increase the depth and breadth of their knowledge and experience, and learn to serve the public.

The Department accepts individuals pursuing any career in the fire service. Fire prevention and suppression personnel work toward one goal: lowering community risk. Knowing "the other side of the house" is important for all employees, especially those seeking careers in fire suppression, since many local fire agencies use suppression personnel to conduct fire inspections. For information please contact us at (714) 288-2552.

Volunteer Application

Fill out the volunteer application (PDF) or visit the Fire and Emergency Services Career Exploring website.