Fire Explorers Program

Fire Exploring is a hands-on program implemented through local Boy Scouts of America councils. It is open to young men and women from 14 to 18 years old and each explorer may remain with the program until the age of 21. 

This program is designed to allow youth to explore the profession of firefighting. The La Vergne explorers will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed to become a firefighter including the advanced technical skill also taught to fire personnel. 

Once minimum qualifications have been met La Vergne fire explorers will have the opportunity to conduct ride alongs and assist fire personnel on emergency calls.

Benefits of the Fire Explorers Program

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Leadership experience and social network development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness preparation

5 Areas of Emphasis

  • Career Opportunities
  • Leadership Experience
  • Life Skills
  • Citizenship
  • Character Education

La Vergne Fire Explorer Rankings

  • Explorer Captain
  • Explorer Lieutenant
  • Explorer Engineer
  • Explorer Firefighter
  • Explorer Recruit

When Do Explorers Meet?

Explorers meet every other Monday at Fire Station 43, 301 Bill Stewart Boulevard, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Explorers are expected to attend all meetings dressed in their uniforms.


The Fire Department will be covering the cost of membership for all program participants. Parents or guardians will need to purchase a uniform through the department.

Typical uniforms will cost approximately $75. Additional uniforms will be available for purchase.