We have about 6 young men ,that is in training .(Explorers)) One issue that requires particular attention is what the Fire and Emergency Service Explorer will be allowed to do at the emergency scene.Many departments allow Explorers to respond on the apparatus with trained personnel.A solid policy must be established as to what the Explorer may not do once he or she arrives on the scene.
Explorers may not be substituted for trained personnel
''''''''must be equipped with personal protective equipment that is appropriate for the activity being done.
''''''''''may be mobillzed only as a post ,with required leadership.Explorers are not on call as individuals.
''''''''''Explorers who ride on apparatus or other department vehicles must be seated and must wear a seat belt.
'''''''may not drive department vehicles
'''''''may not climb aerial ladders
''''''may not climb ground ladders that exceed 35 feet in length,or not supported against a structure.
'''''''''may not enter or perform ventilation procedures on burning structure.
''''''''may not use any tools or gloves on energized electrical equipment.
'''''''may not handle life nets.
'''''''Exceptions:Using and official training facility ,the use of aerial ladders with appropriate safety equipment,and entering a controlled burn building is approved.
Are there any depts that have the same rules to go by?