New Explorers spend their first six months in the classroom and then take what they have learned and apply it to the drill ground every other Saturday. In addition to fire skills, the Explorers also become CPR certified, are given guidance on resume and interview skills, and are taught the importance of physical fitness and health.
As part of the program, they may attend Fire Department functions, which provides them the opportunity to assist our organization and gain a better understanding of the department outside of emergency response.
Community service is required by all Explorers. Post 888 provides the opportunity to give back by organizing multiple volunteer events throughout the year.
The program currently has 45 students and 8 line advisers.
The San Jose Fire Explorer Post 888 is sponsored by Learning for Life, The Boy Scouts of America, and the San José Fire Department.