What is the Explorer Program at PVRS?

The Purcellville Rescue Explorer Post is recruiting young adults interested in emergency medical services. A series of experiences will be planned and supervised by adult staff throughout the year. The goal of the Explorer Post is for its members to:

  • Gain practical experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) volunteer/career opportunities.
  • Engage in EMS program activities centered on the five emphasis areas (career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience) to encourage the development of the whole person.
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring and fun environment

What is Exploring?

By definition, Exploring is a work-site based program of Learning for Life, focusing on involving teenagers in clubs (called Posts), allowing young people to learn about possible careers, build friendships, develop leadership skills and enjoy activities with other like-minded teens and adults. All Explorers are under the supervision of adults who serve as post advisors.

Some of the highlights include:

  • CPR & AED Certification
  • Advanced first aid training
  • Field trips to New York City 9/11 Memorial and Museum, AirCare3 at Leesburg Airport, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Fire/Rescue Stations, and a tour of the Civil War Medicine Museum.

The Explorer Motto is: "Our best today for a better tomorrow."