The City of West Covina continues to monitor the public health situation associated with COVID-19 and is taking necessary precautions due to the heighten concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  

As the health and safety of our residents is of paramount importance, the City of West Covina has closed City Hall to the public and suspended all City-sponsored events until further notice.  In addition, City facilities have been temporary closed.  Please note the City will continue to operate.  For more information please visit the City’s webpage: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Fire Explorer Program

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Calling all explorers! Calling all explorers! If you are looking for a challenge, interested in learning new skills, enjoy teamwork, fun and excitement, and are interested in learning about a career in the fire service then we have a program just for you. 

The City of West Covina Fire Department Explorer Program is offering young adults between the ages of 15 to 21 years of age the opportunity to become part of its explorer program. Fire explorers meet once a week at one of the 5 fire stations in the city. Weekly meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. 

Fire explorers learn fire-fighting skills, hose lay evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, wildland fire fighting procedures, proper use of fire fighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus, basic first aid, patient vital sign assessment and other related subjects. 

After explorers meet the requirements, they have the opportunity to apply skills they have learned and gain valuable experience through the fire departments Ride Along Program. During a ride along an explorer can work side by side with firefighters and respond to actual fires and emergencies on Paramedic engine companies or the fire departments Ladder Truck Company. 

Fire explorers compete in Muster competitions using old time fire-fighting techniques in friendly competition with other explorer posts and are also involved in many community service projects. 

If you are interested in becoming an explorer for the West Covina Fire Department, please contact Fire Administration at (626) 939-8824 or

Fire Explorer Program

Updated on 09/04/2014 11:55 AM

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