The Charlotte Fire Department
Explorer Post will host its 37th annual open house on Saturday
September 7, 2019; its primary purpose is providing fire service career
awareness to young men and women. Nearly 700 young adults have enjoyed
the memorable experience of learning what it takes to become a firefighter.
This hands-on experience is accomplished through a program that utilizes
classroom lectures, practical applications, and opportunities to ride along
with fire crews. Our program seeks to instill in each Explorer member the
importance of obtaining a college education, being a responsible citizen, and
most of all striving to be the best that they can be.
We will have two time slots
available for registration at 10:00AM and 11:30AM. This event will be
held in the auditorium of the Charlotte Fire Department Training Academy,
located at 1770 Shopton Road. This is a coed program between the ages of
14 and 20 and is open to young adults in the surrounding Charlotte Metro
area. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to come out
and take an up-close and personal look at what our Explorer Post has to
offer. All young adults in attendance will be given an opportunity to
register and become a member of our Post. Parents or legal guardians are
welcome to attend. However, if you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal
guardian. The online
registration deadline is August 31, 2019. The National Explorer board has increased the
registration fees for all students, as of August 1, 2019, the registration fee
will be $60.00 for all Posts (this includes liability insurance, which has
increased in the overall fee). Students will be registered through 12/31/2020
and they will be able to participate in as many Explorer Posts as they wish. We
will be accepting debit cards, credit cards, checks, and cash for the
registration fee. The Boy Scouts of America will provide scholarships
to students that are unable to pay the registration fee and won’t turn any
students away due to financial reasons.
Please click on the link
below to schedule a time.