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Car Rescue

Water Rescue

What do we do?  As an Explorer, you can expect to learn and train on several exciting firefighting topics:
  • Use of turnout gear and SCBA
  • Use of firefighting tools
  • Building construction
  • Fire protection systems
  • Search and rescue
  • Water supply
  • Fire streams
  • Pump operations
  • Ladders
  • Ventilation
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Firefighting Foam
  • Firefighter self-rescue and survival
  • Pre-incident planning
  • Mock Candidate Physical Ability Test

We also train on and practice all aspects of pre-hospital medical care, such as:

  • EMS operations
  • Patient assessment
  • Vital signs
  • CPR
  • Automated external defibrillator use
  • Oxygen administration
  • Splinting
  • Backboarding
  • Patient movement and transport
  • Basic medications and drug use
  • And more

In addition to the obvious Fire / EMS aspects, we also train on other special topics like;

  • Incident command system
  • Mass causality incidents
  • Bomb squad operations
  • Fire investigation
  • Airport crash rescue / firefighting
  • Dispatch / emergency communications
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Water and ice rescue
  • High and low angle rope rescue
  • Responder health and safety
  • On-scene firefighter rehabilitation
  • Critical incident stress debriefing
  • Public education

These are only some of the topics we cover. Explorers are taught by certified firefighters and EMTs who work in the field on a daily basis. Other guest instructors are routinely brought in to cover special topics.

All activities are chosen to teach participants the different aspects of the fire and emergency services. We aim to broaden participants’ knowledge of the fire and emergency services. If they choose to eventually enter the field as an adult, we hope they will become better and safer responders as a result of this program.

Dispatch Tour Hose Training
Joint Training with Walled Lake Landing Zone
Medical Public Education
Scene size up Self Rescue training assisted by Northville Township
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