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Welcome to Butte Alaska
Volunteer Fire Department
Explorer Post 421
The Butte Fire Department Explorer Post 421 program began in 1985. The Explorer Post is a division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Butte Volunteer Fire Department is chartered through the Boy Scouts to have an Explorer post within the department. The Boy Scouts provide the structure and support necessary for a successful program, and the Butte Volunteer Fire Department provides the staff and technical information to allow young adults to explore the fire service as a career opportunity. The purpose of the Explorer Post, in addition to the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, is to provide a positive environment which promotes the involvement of young adults in the community.
SEARCH AND RESCUE
RESPECT FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND EXPLORERS
NEW PERSON SKILLS
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
WHEN DO MEETINGS TAKE PLACE?
FUN & EXCITING “HANDS-ON” CAREER EXPERIENCES
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS PREPARATION
One of the most important aspects of the Explorer program is the training that the Explorers receive and the skills they develop over the period of their enrollment. The Butte Volunteer Fire Department strives to bring the Explorers to a higher level of training by putting them through training exercises that would push even seasoned firefighters to the limit of their knowledge as well as their manipulative skills. Some of the training exercises include pulling hose lines, raising ladders, as well as fire line construction and wildland fire fighting hose lays. In addition, many of the Explorers have become seasonal firefighters; while others have become full-time firefighters and successful employees in the private industry.
SOCIAL NETWORK DEVELOPMENT