Wildland Fire Explorer Post 99
Angeles National Forest Explorer Post 99 is the 1st Wildland Fire Explorer program in the U.S. and is 1 of 3 Explorer posts on the Angeles N.F.
There is an annual Explorer Post Academy held in Feburary/ March time frame for those Explorers who are at least 16 years of age. This academy includes Explorers from other agencies and is held Friday through Sunday for four consecutive weekends. At the end of the academy the graduating Explorers will be certified to fight wildland fires.
The purpose and goal of this program is to:
- Provide career fire management experience to young men and women from the greater Los Angeles County Area.
- Provide weekly training meetings and an annual Wildland Fire Explorer Academy so Explorer Cadets become qualified Wildland Firefighters IIs per NWCG training standards.
- Include Fire Explorers from other fire departments in Southern California to participate in the annual Wildland Fire Explorer Academy.
- Assist Explorers in applying and obtaining careers with the U.S. Forest Service.
Explorer Academy #23 was: FEB 10, 11, 12 / FEB 17, 18, 19 / FEB 24, 25, 26 / MARCH 3, 4, 5
Our Wildfire Explorer Academy is the Only Wildfire Explorer Academy in the U.S.
Our Academy is a Nationally Recognized Program with a high success rate of employment in the Fire Service for Academy Graduates.
The Academy is an intense 120+ hour residential academy.