EXPLORER EXPECTATIONS & SKILLS LEARNED

Expectations of Post 1666 Members

  1. Grades have a high importance in the Post and in the fire department.  You will not be permitted to join if your average is below a C.  Grade level is monitored throughout the school year by turning in your report card every quarter.  Failure to turn in your report card, or having below a C average, results in suspension from the Post.
  2. Being an Explorer member means that you have to show up for all of the scheduled meetings.  Post 1666 meets every Monday night at 1900 and occasionally Saturdays or Sundays for extra training.  In addition, we hold fundraisers such as carwashes to help fun the Post.  As part of the community, we are also asked to attend community functions and educate the public.  We have our own Open House and it is recommended to all explorers that we make an appearance as often as possible.
  3. Being a part of the AVFRD Explorer Post is a positive experience.  When attending meetings and functions, you will have a positive attitude, and by all means bring your creativity along.
  4. As part of the AVFRD, there are set rules, known as bylaws, that you are required to follow.  These will be provided to you when you join, and you will be required to sign your acceptance of the bylaws.  Any failure to follow these rules will be followed with the proper consequences.
  5. The purpose of Explorer Post 1666 is to learn the basics of fire and EMS, and to become future Fire and EMS personnel.

Skills Learned in Post 1666

We teach the following skills in Explorer Post 1666:

  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Back Boarding
  • Vitals
    • Blood Pressure
    • PEARL
    • Lung Sounds
    • Pulse
    • Respirations
    • Perfusion
  • Initial Patient Assessment
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Splinting / Slings
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Search and Rescue
  • Ventilation
  • 2 Minute Drills
  • Tools
  • Gear
  • Ladder Training
  • Hydrant Operations
  • Communications
  • Apparatus Training