Fire Youth 


A program for high school students to experience what the fire service does. Students participate and experience aspects of basic firefighter training in a one week academy. 

Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps

The Grand Rapids Fire department works with the JROTC program to hold regular sessions presenting firefighting activities.



A volunteer service program for young adults aged 14-21. Explorers are placed in a group and engage in volunteer service under instructors.

Cadet Program

An upcoming program that will be a paid internship. The cadet will work with Grand Rapids Fire Department personnel and engage in physical fitness training activities.