Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Explorer Post 101

Next Recruitment Orientation

Next Recruitment Orientation will be on Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: City of Riverside Fire Training Tower at 3085 St. Lawrence St. Riverside, CA 92504

The orientation will consist of an overview of the program and give the potential cadets an opportunity to complete their applications and prepare for the testing process. All candidates MUST attend the Recruitment Orientation before moving on to the testing process! No Exceptions!

Written Exam and Candidate Physical Ability Test will be on Wednesday, January 17th 2018
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: City of Riverside Fire Training Tower at 3085 St. Lawrence St. Riverside, CA 92504
All candidates MUST attend the Recruitment Orientation before moving on to the testing process! No Exceptions!

All candidates must pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70% which is based on the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).
All candidates must be able to complete the CPAT safely and in a timely manner in order to move on into the program. Candidates are highly encouraged to review and prepare for the testing process by referencing the New Recruitment Preparation tab.




The mission of the City of Riverside Fire Department Explorer Post 101 is to provide education, training, and a strong positive work ethic to further prepare Fire Explorer Cadets for a career in the Fire Service.

The Explorer program is designed to build character and develop leadership skills that will help Explorers as they advance within the Post and prepare for academies as well as other career opportunities. By participating in the Fire Explorer Program, the individual will gain personal confidence, learn to use firefighting equipment, develop mechanical skills, and increase their physical fitness level as well as their knowledge of the Fire Service.

The Post's Advisory staff is made up of current and retired City of Riverside Fire Department personnel who volunteer their time to participate in the program. If you are interested in the program or have questions concerning the recruitment process, please feel free to email the Post Advisors. The Post Advisors will be happy to give you a tour of the Training Facility and answer any of your questions.

Explorer Post 101 Advisors:

Tim Odebralski - todebralski@riversideca.gov
Jeff Lewis - (951)834-2485 - jlewis@riversideca.gov


Candidates for the position of Fire Explorer must meet the following requirements:

  • Be of ages 14 to 21 and at least in the 9th grade
  • Have no serious arrests or convictions.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and provide a copy of most recent grade report
  • Must be able to arrange transportation to the weekly meetings and or events
  • Be free of any physical or medical conditions that could cause injury to themselves or others
  • Must present themselves with fire service grooming standards
  • Complete the Recruitment Process (first two Wednesdays)
  • Pass the Written Exam and the Physical Ability Test (given on the 2nd Wednesday)
  • Payment of $200 upon completion of the recruitment process


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Training Tower located at
3085 St. Lawrence St.
Riverside, CA 92504

Explorer Post 101 Advisors/Contacts

Tim Odebralski: todebralski@riversideca.gov

Jeff Lewis: jlewis@riversideca.gov
                  (951)834-2485
Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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