Wildland Fire Explorer Post 99

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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. 

In 1995 the Angeles National Forest & Boy Scouts of America established an Explorer Post on the Angeles National Forest.  The Explorer Post is a year round program with weekly training meetings.
Wildland Fire Explorer Posts teach skills in wildland firefighting, fire engines, hand crews, aviation, and much more. 


There is an annual Wildland Fire Explorers who are at least 16 years of age.  This academy includes Explorers from multiple 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.


  • Wildland Fire Service experience/training
  • Mentoring & career counseling
  • Year-round weekly training meetings
  • Annual Wildland Fire Explorer Academy
  • Forest Service careers
  • Interagency training & activities 


 ** In person meetings have resumed with COVID-19 precatutions


Become a Member! JOIN NOW!!

Requirements: 16-21 yrs age, pay registration fee, ateend weekly meetings, and have a willingness to learn Wildland Firefightighting

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Explorer Academy #30: STARTS IN APRIL 2024

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 200+ hour residential academy.

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