Become a Reserve Firefighter
Join the Orange County Fire Rescue Department Reserves to help reduce property loss caused by fire, hazardous situations, injuries, deaths, and other emergencies. This is a non-paid volunteer program designed for both certified firefighting personnel and civilian personnel. The Reserves provide participating citizens with a variety of duties that range from administrative to actual firefighting.
Become an Explorer
Become an Orange County Fire Rescue Explorer! Join the Explorer program and be part of real-life fire and rescue. This program allows young people to learn about the many aspects involved in fire-rescue service. Members participate in training classes, community events, department drills, trips, competitions and ride-alongs with Fire Rescue crews.
As an Explorer you learn from working professionals. Explorers must be:
- 14 to 20 years old.
- In school with at least a “C” average.
- A non-smoker.
- Responsible with good moral character.
- In good health to pass a medical exam.
Get started today by completing the Explorer Program Application and taking the orientation recruit class held throughout the year.