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Apple Valley Fire Protection District

Commitment to Service Excellence.

Fire Explorers

How do I become a Fire Explorer?

The Fire District’s Explorer Program plays a vital role in fulfilling our “home-grown” employee philosophy. By engaging local youth who aspire to careers in the Fire Service, the program offers a pathway from Fire Explorer to attending the Fire Academy and ultimately transitioning into full-time Firefighter positions. This initiative not only nurtures talent from within our community but also ensures a dedicated and skilled workforce that is deeply rooted in our local values and commitment to public safety.

  • You must be between 14 and 21 years of age.
  • You must live in Apple Valley.
  • You must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 (‘C’) or better in school.
  • You must be willing to learn and be available to actively participate in various drills, fundraisers, and fire training.
  • You must submit an application. Applications are available at Fire District Headquarters, 22400 Headquarters Drive, Apple Valley. Applications are accepted at any time, but are processed only twice a year. When your application is processed, you will be notified of an interview with a Senior Advisor.

What do Fire Explorers do?

  • Fire Explorers are the firefighters of tomorrow.
    Active Fire Explorers:
  • Volunteer at many special events, including the Freedom Festival in July, parades, and other District events.
  • Assist firefighters during flooding and other emergency incidents.
  • Attend drills twice a month, and continually practice the skills they are learning.
  • Attend Fire Explorer academies and participate in Explorer musters.

To apply please visit:
and submit an Explorer application


Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
6 PM
At Fire Station 336
19235 Yucca Loma Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Public is Welcome to Attend

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