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The Chili Fire Department Explorer program is a youth program (ages 14-18) that allows high-school aged teens the opportunity to volunteer and learn about the fire service. Post 546 has been an important part of Chili Fire Department's impact on the community for over 40 years.


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  • Ladders and Ventilation 01-20-18 The Chili Fire Explorers trained this Saturday on ladder and ventilation concepts.  Explorers learned about chainsaws and the K-12 Rescue Saw even though they do not get to use them, practiced opening up roofs with axes, and how to safely work off ladders with ladder belts.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jan 20, 2018, 11:41 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Salvage and Overhaul 01-13-18 The Chili FIre Explorers went over salvage and overhauls concepts this Saturday morning.  Explorers learned about the differences between salvage and overhaul operations, the tools used, how to create a water evacuation slide with tarps, pike poles, and a ladder, and finally got hands on practice in our burn cell where they pulled down drywall.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jan 13, 2018, 12:38 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • SCBA Familiarization 01-06-18 The Chili Fire Explorers kicked off 2018 with a SCBA familiarization drill.  Explorers learned about the various functions of the SCOTT 5.5 air pack, how to change air cylinders, various types of emergency escapes, and finally going through the maze practicing left and right hand searches with emergency escapes.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 3:53 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Follow the Hose Line 12-02-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced search techniques with a follow the hose line drill.  The Explorers practiced inside the firehouse of Company #1 and followed a hose line while being blindfolded.  While they searched they had to find specific items that were along the way.  Explorers also covered how to communicate in a team, how to go up and down stairs, and basic radio communications.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Dec 2, 2017, 12:17 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ladders and RIT 11-18-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced Rapid Intervention Team concepts this morning using ladders and ropes to lower an injured fire down through a second floor window.  Explorers also learned how to drag a down firefighter using the Sav-a-Jake.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Nov 18, 2017, 11:52 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ladder Rescue Training 11-11-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced window rescues with ground ladders for drill this Saturday morning.  The drill brought together ladder concepts with search and rescue.  The explorers practiced raising ladders and bringing victims down from the second floor of the training tower.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Nov 11, 2017, 1:49 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Veterans Breakfast 11-04-17 The Chili Fire Explorers went over this morning to the Town of Chili Senior Center to volunteer at the Town's annual Veterans Breakfast event.  The Explorers assisted with setting up, serving, and the clean up for the event that honors our town residents that have served in our United States Military.  Over 225 veterans were in attendance for the breakfast.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's event or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Nov 11, 2017, 1:50 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Forcible Entry 10-28-17 The Chili Fire Explorers trained on the forcible entry simulator this morning.  Explorers learned how to use a set of irons on a door to force it open using various techniques as well as discussed how to control the door, what hazards may be on the other side, and when it is appropriate to force open a door.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Oct 28, 2017, 10:56 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • SCBA Breathe Down 10-07-17 The Chili Fire Explorers reviewed the SCOTT 5.5 air packs and performed a breathe down drill this Saturday morning.  Explorers learned about PASS devices, how to change bottles, cleaning SCBA regulators and masks, and finally did a endurance march to see how long they could last on a SCBA bottle. Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Oct 7, 2017, 12:27 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ground Ladders and Residential Windows 09-23-17 The Chili Fire Explorers, joined with a couple of our recruit firefighters, practiced with ground ladders and covered residential window concepts.  Explorers practiced clearing windows, leg-locks, window entry from a ladder, and window bailout concepts.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Sep 23, 2017, 11:54 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
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