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 and Boy Scouts of America established an Explorer Post on the Angeles National Forest.  The Explorer Post is a year round program with weekly meetings held on Wednesday evenings.
Our Wildland Fire Explorer Post focuses on techniques used in wildland  firefighting, investigation, fire science, fire engine operations, hand crews, mop-up, prevention, and much more. 


     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:

  1. Provide career fire management experience to young men and women from the greater Los Angeles County Area.
  2. Provide weekly training meetings and an annual Wildland Fire Explorer Academy so Explorer Cadets become qualified Wildland Firefighters IIs per NWCG training standards.
  3. Include Fire Explorers from other fire departments in Southern California to participate in the annual Wildland Fire Explorer Academy.
  4. Assist Explorers in applying and obtaining careers with the U.S. Forest Service.




Become a Member!

     To become a member you need to be between 16-21 years of age, attend our weekly wednesday meetings (1700-2000hrs.), Pay a one time $75 Registration fee, and have a willingness to learn Wildland Fire strategies and tactics. 



Explorer Academy #24 : FEB 16th to MARCH 11th

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.

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