Fire Explorer Program

Program Information

The Huntington Beach Fire Department Fire Explorer Program is a youth-based program that focuses on an introduction to the fire service and emergency medical services. This program puts an emphasis on education, training, career development, and positive mentoring. HBFD Explorers also gain leadership, character development, teamwork and life skills.

The Program is an official department function under the direction of the Fire Chief.  Although Explorers are not considered for direct recruitment into the HBFD, there is unparalleled insight into HBFD operations and valuable experience which may help with future career pursuit.  Young men and women will have an inside look into the fire service to help them make the decision to take further steps towards a career as a firefighter or paramedic. 


HBFD Fire Explorers attend mandatory training meetings that include classroom education and hands-on manipulative training. Fire Explorers are encouraged to participate in the Ride-Along Program where they are given the opportunity to be assigned to on-duty crews and respond with them as an observer on emergency calls.

Additionally, the Huntington Beach Fire Department Fire Explorer Program offers controlled, classroom based and hands-on training on:

Program Requirements

The HBFD Fire Explorer Program is open to those who meet the following requirements:

To Submit an Interest Card

To submit an interest card to the HBFD Fire Explorer Program, please visit their site page here.

Additional Information

For more information on the HBFD Fire Explorer Program, please visit

Or, contact the program by email at [email protected] or call 714-536-5411.

For information about the Police Explorer Program, please visit

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Fire Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5411
Fax: (714) 374-1551

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