About Saint Paul Fire Explorers

Fire Exploring is open to young men and women from the age of 14 to 20 years old, with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of fire suppression or emergency services. This is a comprehensive hands-on program that exposes young people to fire and emergency services career field options.

Explorers gather to train on a weekly basis to learn and experience what the Fire and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) careers are about. Their training will continue through June of the following year, with them training and participating in friendly competitions with other explorer posts demonstrating the practical skills learned.

Positive interaction with firefighters and paramedics is ensured, as is a good time and an educational experience! It is a dynamic way to get youth interested in pursuing a firefighting career path and we have several Saint Paul Fire Explorer alumni on the job right now!


Saint Paul Fire Explorer Post #9624

  • Are you an ideal candidate for Saint Paul’s Fire Explorer Program?
  • Are you considering firefighting or public safety as a career choice?
  • Are you 14 to 20 years of age? (Must be at least in Grade 9)
  • Space is limited - sign up now!

The Explorer Post meets every Thursday evening at Conway Recreation Center located at 2090 Conway Street, St. Paul, MN 55119 from 5:30-8 p.m.

We begin meeting and training on a weekly basis (except for holidays), including the Governor's Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair, the first Thursday in August. Our curriculum includes career readiness, mini lessons, and firefighting and EMT skills training. 

Apply for Saint Paul Fire Explorers! 


Saint Paul Firefighter Jodie Carroll

Last Edited: February 15, 2023