Fire Explorer Program

Overland Park Fire Department Explorer Post No. 2976 is an opportunity for boys and girls ages 14-19 to learn the ins and outs of fire service, and for the city to invest in future talent.


Explorer cadets participate in drills and sessions that

  • Highlight fire service career awareness
  • Develop career-building skills
  • Teach life-skills
  • Promote citizenship
  • Facilitate character development
  • Encourage leadership while having fun in a safe and supportive environment.


To be eligible, students must:

  • Have completed the eighth grade
  • Be in good standing in school and in the community.


Cadets meet twice a month at the Overland Park Fire Training Center, and occasionally meet at other times and locations for field trips and community service projects.


Kyle Cochran