Joplin Fire Explorers

Program Activities

Learn firsthand how exciting the firefighter’s job is by working side by side with actual Joplin firefighters. Following an introductory training program, Fire Explorers respond to real emergencies with firefighters and paramedics and assist them by performing routine, supervised tasks. Fire Explorers assist with virtually all routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance, and training.

Fire Explorers wear a uniform and are provided with helmets, turnouts, and other safety clothing. They are welcome members of the fire stations where they volunteer.

Become a Fire Explorer

Young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 are invited to become Fire Explorers with the Joplin Fire Explorers Post #0618. Becoming a Fire Explorer is an excellent way to develop qualities and gain experience that will be helpful in nearly any field of endeavor.

To become a Fire Explorer, candidates must be between 14 and 20 years of age, have parental consent (if younger than 18 years of age), complete the required introductory training, and must abide by the Fire Department's rules of conduct and department guidelines.


Explorer Post #0618 is Learning for Life program sponsored by the City of Joplin Fire Department and chartered through the Boy Scouts of America. The post operates out of Station #3 at 2719 Newman Road, west of Roper Honda on Rangeline Road.


We meet every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Station #3.