Long Beach Search & Rescue Explorer Program To Accept Applications from Youth on Tuesday

lbsrThe Long Beach Search & Rescue explorer program will be accepting applications on Tuesday for young adults interested in public safety careers and in serving the public during emergency situations.

Those interested can submit applications at the unit’s annual orientation at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 7.

The hour-long event will take place at 2247 Argonne Avenue, surrounding Long Beach Fire Station 17, and is open to the youth and their parents.

Long Beach Search & Rescue is sponsored by the Long Beach Police Motor Patrol Association and Long Beach Firefighters’ Association.

The following are required to apply:

  • Be at least 15 and not yet 19 years of age by the start of the academy,
  • Have no felony convictions, demonstrate high moral and citizenship standards,
  • Maintain at least a “C” grade average in school,
  • Be physically fit and be willing to devote a substantial amount of time to training, public events, and emergency call-outs.

Training includes:

  • Fire suppression
  • Search patterns
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Firearm safety
  • High-angle rescue
  • Ladder operations
  • Helicopter operations

Emergency and support activities include:

  • Missing person searches
  • Major fire incidents
  • SWAT team incidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Aircraft accidents

For more information about Long Beach Search & Rescue, click here

Above, left photo courtesy of Long Beach Search & Rescue.

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