Explorer Post 311
The Bellevue Fire Department runs an Explorer Post 311, which provides the opportunity for young adults (14 – 20 years old) to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. The program is designed to provide knowledge of fire protection and safety and to encourage teamwork, cooperation, responsibility, effective communication and leadership skills.
Through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on training and volunteer work, Explorers gain a base of knowledge and experience that will benefit them not only if they pursue careers in fire service careers, but in all future endeavors.
Explorer Post 311 meets on Mondays at the Bellevue Fire Training Center. Post 311 participates in various events in Bellevue throughout the year.
Interested applicants must pass a brief physical agility test to insure they can safely participate in the program. All applicants must then participate in an interview before being accepted into the Post. All uniforms and safety equipment are provided to each Explorer by the Bellevue Fire Department. There are no annual dues.