Wednesday, April 16

The Upland Fire Department

Explorers

Explorer Program

Explorer Program

Explorers may participate in all phases of fire prevention, disaster preparedness and related public relations programs. When trained and qualified to appropriate levels, Explorers may be able to assist with support services both emergency and non-emergency.
Ride-A-Long Guidelines

Ride-A-Long Guidelines

Any registered Fire Explorer may be assigned to an engine or truck company with the approval of the Company Officer and may respond on emergency calls for the purpose of observing the functions of fire and emergency service personnel at the scene of an emergency. No ride-a-long will be scheduled past 2100 hours; Explorers will be in uniform and will adhere to Explorer grooming standards; Explorers are observers ONLY, unless, at the discretion of the Captain, he feels that the Explorer could be of some assistance, the Explorer may then participate as directed by the Captain.; Explorers shall be under the direct supervision of the Captain they are assigned to.; Explorers are expected to assist in the maintenance of the station and equipment under observation.; When responding to an incident , all Explorers will follow Department policy regarding the use of safety equipment and other operational and safety procedures.

Explorers may be mobilized by the Department in support roles when needed for disaster emergencies. During these emergencies, Explorers will be closely supervised and equipped with safety gear that meets Department standards. Explorers may assist with emergency support functions as needed, pursuant to their levels of training. If you are interested in more information regarding the Explorer program, please call (909) 931-4180.