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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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  • 3rd Annual Explorer Camp Out Today! 08-19-17 Chili Fire Explorers will be enjoying a well deserved day off from training this Saturday morning.  Instead, today marks the 3rd annual explorer camp out behind the fire department pavilion at Company #1.  Explorers will cook out, pitch tents, play games and enjoy a campfire.  At their request, their morning breakfast will be breakfast pizza.
    Posted Aug 19, 2017, 8:12 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ladders and Ventilation 08-05-17 The first part of the morning the Chili Fire Explorers learned about raising and lowering ground ladders, window entry and exit, and ladder placement. The last hour of training was spent on axe work and how to open up a roof.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Aug 5, 2017, 12:10 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • SCBA Overview 07-29-17 The Chili Fire Explorers trained on the SCOTT 5.5 airpacks that the Chili Fire Department utilizes.  Newer explorers got to experience for the first time what it was like to breathe off an SCBA.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jul 29, 2017, 11:47 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Search and Rescue 07-22-17 This Saturday morning the Chili Fire Explorers drilled on search and rescue skills in the Chili Fire training tower.  First set of evolutions involved teams going in and searching multiple floors for victims and removing them.  Concepts covered were left- and right-hand searches, patient packaging and moving, and communication.  The second set of evolutions, the explorers were presented with a problem to solve.  Explorers were on the second floor with a victim, but the stairwells were no longer viable and a ladder was not to the window but the victim had to be removed immediately and all they had was rescue rope (training rope really) and hand tools.  The purpose was to have the explorer teams think fast and ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 11:19 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Hydrant and Hose 07-15-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced making hydrants and reviewed the Blitz fire nozzle this Saturday.  The explorers did repetitive practice with the steps of setting up an initial hydrant water supply training some of our newer members that just joined the post.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jul 15, 2017, 12:07 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Annual Car Wash Fundraiser 07-08-17 Explorer Post 546 had their annual car wash fundraiser this morning.  The event was very successful and we would like to thank everyone who came and donated to the Explorer Post.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jul 8, 2017, 12:21 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • RIT Concepts 06-17-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced basic Rapid Intervention Team concepts this warm Saturday morning.  Explorers reviewed the basics of RIT guidelines, Mayday calls, and what tools to bring based on the Mayday call.  The rest of the training was hands-on practical scenarios on how to remove a distressed firefighter through holes in a floor or through a basement style window.  Due to the temperatures and humidity, all explorers were required to take breaks between scenarios at the cooling station or in the air conditioned truck and drink plenty of water.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:39 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Attack Lines 06-10-17 The Chili Fire Explorers got outside to enjoy the good weather this morning and practiced stretching attack lines through a cone course and hitting a barrel setup as a target.  Eventually the Explorers took the concept to a competitive game of pushing the barrel with the attack lines back and forth in teams trying to score on the other team by pushing it past their goal.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:30 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • 2017 Monroe County Young Citizen of the Year Awards Explorer Chief TJ May and Past Explorer Chief Austin Saur received the 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Awards from Monroe County tonight for their dedication to public safety within Monroe County and the Chili Fire Department.  The Chili Fire Department is blessed to have so many young adults in their Explorer Post ranks that help keep the spirit of volunteerism alive.  Congratulations to our two Explorers recognized this year, as well as to all our Explorers at Chili Fire Department.  Click on the picture below for more from tonights's awards ceremony or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:51 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Quint 4310 Overview 06-03-17 The Chili Fire Explorers took advantage of a nice Saturday morning and learned about Quint 4310.  Topics covered how to setup the vehicle in order to operate the aerial ladder, the various safety features of the truck, and the hazards involved with operating an aerial ladder.  The Explorers were not allowed to climb the aerial but were able to take a ride in the bucket while wearing ladder belts that were connected to the bucket.  A few of our recruit firefighters demonstrated for the Explorers how to climb the aerial ladder while in full PPE and SCBA at the end of the drill.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2017, 10:29 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
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