City of Lincoln
Fire & Rescue Department
Fire Explorer Post #888
Fire Explorer Post #888 began in December 1982 with 5 members, and Captain Bob Topil
as it's organizer and senior advisor.
Exploring is a hands on examination of a career field that young people are interested in and would like to explore with career intent. Fire explorers are exposed to every facet of training that Lincoln Fire Department professionals are exposed to, including CPR, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, fire suppression, and many other topics.
Explorers are currently allowed to reside in fire stations and ride on all calls with accepting fire companies, to observe, for two 24 hour shifts per year.
Fire Explorers represent the Lincoln Fire Department and assist Lincoln firefighters with over 100 hours (per explorer) annually providing information and education at public events.
There are currently 13 known former members of this post that are current firefighters, 10 of whom are current Lincoln firefighters.
Fire Exploring members must have competitive physical and academic skills, a clean police and drug record, and be willing and dependable. If a young person between the ages of 14 and 20 fit the above criteria, and is interested in exploring the fire service as a profession, contact Captain Mike Clements at Fire Station #8, 2760 S 17th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. Phone number (402) 441-8378.