Being an explorer is like being in an EMS club. We organize blood drives, teach first aid, and go to community events to provide first aid. We are active on the UAC bike team and we also do things such as toy drives around Christmas and community service projects like being part of the YMCA healthy kids day. Our post has allowed a number of youths to proceed forward with a career in EMS or medicine; we have past explorers who are currently in nursing school and med school. Our meetings entail a small portion for planning future events and activities then we do a training event based off of the wants of the explorers. We try our best to reinforce skills you already have while teaching new skills at the same time, all while presenting you with true to life scenarios to allow you to practice skills under real world conditions. Our post is run by the Explorers and most decisions are done by vote. You have explorer officers that are elected to represent the post and perform some of the necessary tasks that keep the post running. The adult advisors are just that. They offer advice and guidance but very rarely direct (outside of training of course). They offer ideas and allow the post to choose if they want to do them or not. Our unit fundraises to make sure we have plenty of money to do all the great things we want to do. We also use the funds to help members afford training.
Our meetings are held every other Tuesday at Station 87 at 7 PM.