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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.


Recent News

  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Come and help support Explorer Post 546 at their upcoming Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on October 15th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at Chili Fire Department - Company #1. Eat-in or take-out available.
    Posted Sep 24, 2016, 10:02 AM by Andrew Wilkinson
  • Large Area Search 09-10-16 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced the principles of large area search this morning in the pavilion behind Company #1.  Explorers learned how to use a Thermal Imager Camera, how to use an anchor rope in a large area, tying knots in the dark, and removing unresponsive victims as a team.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from the drill or go to our photo gallery page.
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 10:46 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • MCFEEA Meeting 09-08-16 The Monroe County Fire and EMS Explorer Association had their first meeting after the summer break hosted by the Chili Volunteer Ambulance Explorer Post and held at Chili Fire Department - Company #1.  Congratulations to Barnard Fire Explorer Post who won the MCFEEA Axe with the EMS competition drill following the meeting.    
    Posted Sep 10, 2016, 10:45 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Rapid Intervention Team Drill 09-03-16 The Chili Fire Explorers took advantage of the cooler weather to go in to the maze building this weekend to practice Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) skills.  The explorers had to enter in to the building to find a firefighter in distress and figure out how to extricate the firefighter and bring them out safely.  Other concepts covered were the SCOTT RIT Pack, packaging non-ambulatory firefighters in full gear, tools useful for RIT, the MAYDAY call and LUNAR (Location, Unit, Name, Air and Assignment, and Resources needed) acronym.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from the drill or go to our photo gallery page.
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 2:14 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Search and Rescue 08-20-16 Another warm Saturday and the Chili Fire Explorers were out drilling on search and rescue in the training tower at the Chili Fire Department Training Facility.  Two teams of explorers would enter the structure and learned to work together to search multiple floors.  Communication, low light operations, timing, and victim removal were topics covered during the multiple evolutions.  One evolution had the two teams searching for parts of an airpack and assemble the airpack in the dark before exiting.  Sadly no other photos were taken of the drill due to the low light conditions but still go to our Photo Gallery page or Video Gallery to check out all that the Chli Fire Explorers do every week.
    Posted Sep 3, 2016, 2:14 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ladders 08-13-16 Even with the high temperatures today, the Chili Fire Explorers held their drill to learn about ladders.  The explorers would work 20 minutes outside on various ladder concepts followed by breaks inside to cool down and hydrate for 40 minutes while practicing tying hitches.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from the drill or go to our photo gallery page.
    Posted Aug 13, 2016, 10:39 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • FASNY Youth Day 08-12-16 Seven explorers from the Chili Fire Department traveled down to Hudson, NY for the 2016 FASNY Youth Day of Training hosted this year at the City of Hudson Dept. of Fire.  The explorers were bunked in overnight on Thursday at the Hudson Fire Station and the training took place on Friday morning.  Explorers from around New York received training in forcible entry, window bailouts, wall breaching and mask confidence, vehicle extrication, and hose relay competition.  Some of our Chili Fire Explorers received awards in the hose relay competition.  Chili Fire Explorers Hannah Mance and Chris Annucci received 3rd place awards, and Chili Fire Explorer Kristin French received a 1st place award.  After completion of training, lunch was hosted at the ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2016, 7:49 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Hydrants and District Familiarity 08-06-16 After their usual 2 minute warm-up drill, the Chili Fire Explorers were out and about in the district today learning how to use the box book system and practicing making hydrants.  The focus of the drill was not about providing water to the engine (no hydrants were opened to flow water) but on learning to read the box books to identify hydrant locations, and timing themselves in making complete hydrant hook-ups.  Some of the other topics covered were the importance of truck placement for using the front suction and the difference between laying-in and laying-out.  Click on the photo for more pictures from the drill.
    Posted Aug 13, 2016, 6:16 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Search and Rescue 07-30-16 The Chili Fire Explorers trained in the maze practicing SCBA escapes and victim removal this Saturday.  Explorers also did some practice on the forcible entry simulator and learned how to setup a quick rehab station due to the temperature and humidity.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from the training today or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jul 30, 2016, 10:55 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Live Fire Simulation Training 7-9-16 With high temps and humidity challenging the day, the Chili Fire Explorers still did some hands-on training with exterior based live fire, search and rescue, and forcible entry training.  Cooling breaks in the pavilion with fans and ice cold water helped break up the various evolutions.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jul 9, 2016, 11:13 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
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