Fire Explorer Cadet Program

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The Deltona Fire Explorer Cadet Program is a youth-based, educational program designed to introduce youth ages 14-20 into the career field of fire and emergency medical services. The program will instruct the members in Emergency Medical Response, CPR, Fire Fighter I level training, Community Emergency Response, and Awareness level of Terrorism and Hazardous Materials.

The Deltona Fire Explorer Post is a “Learning For Life” educational program sponsored by the City of Deltona Fire Department and chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The Post membership are youth, male and female, who have a desire to learn what it is like to have a career as a firefighter. The Advisors, members of the fire department and community are here to guide and train you in the many aspects of firefighting and emergency medical services.

The members of the Deltona Fire Explorer Post continue in their career education to become State of Florida Certified Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to pursue careers as members of fire departments or ambulance companies; they also go on to obtain degrees in Nursing to work in hospitals; some go into Military services. Click here to view brochure. .

The meetings take place every Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Fire Station 62, located at 320 Diamond St. in Deltona.

Program Activities
The Deltona Fire Explorer Cadets participate in many activities, assisting the Fire Department and the City when requested. The Explorer Cadets participate in the Annual Deltona Safety Day with a booth and an event. They march in the Deltona Day Parade and assist the Volusia County Sherriff’s Department with their annual “100 Kids-100 Cops” Holiday program and with the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” and the “Pink Heals Cancer” fundraisers.

The Fire Explorer Cadets assist the Boy Scouts of America by providing EMS coverage for their spring and fall camp-outs, staff the Scouting For Food drop-off site in Deltona and participate in many other BSA events. With the Fire and EMS training, the Fire Explorer Post participates in competitions against other Fire Explorer Posts and Fire Department competition teams around the state. These include Explorers Honor Guard, Firematics, Fire Explorers Firefighter Challenge, and BLS EMS competitions.

Emergency Medical Training
The Deltona Fire Explorer Cadet Program instructs participants in the Emergency Medical Services. This training will give the student an understanding of Basic Life Support (BLS) “field medical” care for patients before they are taken the hospital emergency room. They will be taught Professional level Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to include airway management and the use of an Automated External Defibulator (AED). They will also have training in Emergency Medical Response; this is a 40-hour certification course that will help with continued education is one of the many EMS fields.

Firefighter Training
The Deltona Explorer Cadet Program will assist with training to meet the requirements for the Florida State Firefighter I Certification. During your attendance at the program, you will receive training in Firefighter I, awareness levels in Hazardous Materials, Terrorism and Special Operations. You will also have training in the Incident Command System and Community Emergency Response. The training will help members to understand the requirements for becoming a firefighter and will improve their understanding of the Florida State Certified Firefighter education needed to work with a fire department.