Explorer Post #547
We are fortunate to have and support one of the top Emergency Services Explorer programs in the area. The Explorer Post is organized and operated by the Scout participants with adult supervision. The Explorers organize blood pressure clinics as well as assist PVAC with different special events, such as Canal Days and our Open House.
Teenagers may join the post at the age of 14, and are required to maintain a “C” average in school. While in the scout program, they will receive training in First-Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Perinton Ambulance and the Explorer Post will also sponsor scouts that are 16 years old to go through the Certified First Responder (CFR) Program through the Public Safety Training Center at Monroe Community College. Some members have even advanced as far as the Paramedic level.
At the age of 15, explorer members may begin dispatch training with the Corps. A non-explorer member must be 16 years of age to train as a dispatcher. Explorers at the age of 16 may also begin to ‘shadow’ a qualified medic if they hold current first aid and CPR certifications.
If you are interested in becoming an Explorer Post Member, feel free to email Steve –Explorer Post Advisor – for information or stop at the base for an application.