Explorer Program

Start your journey in public service early with the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company and Newark Police Department Explorer Program!

The joint program offers young adults (high school youth between 14-18 years old) the opportunity to learn about firefighting, emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement while gaining leadership skills and providing community service.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a future career in public safety.

Topics covered by Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company include:

Topics covered by Newark Police Department include:

The Explorer Program is part of a nationwide effort to introduce young people to the public safety community.

Explorers have the opportunity to explore hands-on career experiences, community service projects, and even scholarship opportunities. The program is great for building confidence, teamwork and friendships. It also looks great on a resume for college or the workforce!

Interested in becoming an Explorer? Sign up here!

For further information contact Irene Lavita-Harris  at Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Company or Corporal Adam Mease  at Newark Police Department.