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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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  • Large Area Search 02-18-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced some large area search concepts in the truck bay of Company #1.  The truck bay was filled with fake smoke and the SCBA masks were covered over with clear plastic wrap to make it difficult to see.  The Explorers had to search the truck bay for specific items along with a five gallon plastic bucket to put them all in, and then make it back to their entry point.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Feb 18, 2017, 11:40 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Hose Competition Fun 02-11-17 Chili Fire Explorers had some fun competition style training this Saturday.  The Explorers started out reviewing hydrants and forcible entry techniques as the trucks were out on a call.  Explorers then competed with each other doing hose roll-outs and connecting the couplings together while being timed.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Feb 11, 2017, 10:34 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • SCBA Breathe Down Drill 02-04-17 The Chili Fire Explorers designed an SCBA Breathe Down drill to do this cold Saturday morning.  The Explorers worked in teams of two and started off doing a short hose dummy drag, then went up to the 2nd floor of the training tower to do a quick right-hand search of the entire floor, then proceeded to the third floor to do a physical exercise (either push-ups or squats), finally they would go back outside to do 5x5 swings with a sledge hammer on a truck tire.  The Explorers would repeat this circuit until they depleted the air in their SCBA.  Some of the Explorers, and recruit firefighter that joined them, decided to do the drill twice because they ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2017, 4:25 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • SCBA Familiarization Drill 01-28-17 The Chili Fire Explorers practiced their SCBA skills this Saturday.  Topics covered were familiarization of SCBA components, SCBA RIT Pack components, practicing assembly of air pack blindfolded, and practicing partial and full emergency SCBA escapes.  Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jan 28, 2017, 2:00 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Outside Live Fire Drill 01-21-17 On an unseasonably warm January Saturday morning, the Chili Fire Explorers did some hands-on training with exterior based live fire and hydrant-and-hose training such as advancing hose lines up and down stairs.  Big thank you to all the firefighters and Past Chiefs that assisted with this drill. Click on the picture below for more from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jan 21, 2017, 11:26 AM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Ladders and Vents 01-14-17 Chili Fire Explorers trained on ladder terminology, various ladder raises, how to safely work on a ladder and a roof, and roof ventilation with axes.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from today's training or go to our Photo Gallery page for more pictures.
    Posted Jan 14, 2017, 12:05 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Search and Rescue 01-07-17 The Chili Fire Explorers kicked off their first drill of 2017 by training in the maze building doing search and rescue.  The Explorers also got to be the first group to use the brand new training manikins to practice with.  A few recruit firefighters joined the explorers to get some extra training in before starting Firefighter 1 later in the month.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from this weekend or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Jan 7, 2017, 12:38 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Congratulations to our 2017 Explorer Officers The following Chili Fire Explorers will be starting in their new leadership roles as Explorer Officers for 2017:Explorer Chief - TJ MayExplorer Captain - Abby SauerExplorer 1st Lieutenant - Chris AnnucciExplorer 2nd Lieutenant - Lina HuynhExplorer Secretary - Hannah Mance
    Posted Dec 31, 2016, 8:55 PM by Andrew Wilkinson
  • Explorer Post Annual Christmas Party and Lock-In 2016 The Chili Fire Explorers held their annual Christmas Party and Lock-In at Chili Company #2 this weekend from Saturday into Sunday.  Plenty of food, desserts, games and Star Wars movies made for a very fun weekend to bring to an end another amazing year for the Explorers.  Thank you to every advisor and member of the Chili Fire Department in helping to make this party another great success.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from this weekend or go to our Photo Gallery page.
    Posted Dec 18, 2016, 1:05 PM by Chili Fire Post 546
  • Large Area Search 12-10-16 On a gray, cold and snowy Saturday morning, the Chili FIre Explorers went into the pavilion behind Company #1 and drilled on Large Area Search concepts.  Explorers went inside in teams of three with their nomex hoods on backwards so they could not see and drilled on tying knots in the dark with fire gloves on, using search ropes, search techniques, and finally having to find parts of an SCBA airpack and assemble it in the dark before finding their way out.  Click on the photo below for more pictures from the events or go to our photo gallery page.
    Posted Dec 12, 2016, 1:59 PM by Andrew Wilkinson
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