Monday March 4, 10:00 am
Saturday, March 16 10:00 pm
Please keep this link and return between those dates to complete this application form!
WHEN: The 2019 Explorer Academy will begin on Wednesday, June 5 and will continue every Wednesday evening from 6-9 pm for 10 weeks.
WHERE: Academy classes are held at Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute on the main campus of Denver Health.
COST: Initial annual fee for new explorers is $100. Recurring fee of $50 will be assessed for future years as an active explorer.
COMMITMENT: Upon acceptance, explorers were committing to ONE YEAR of membership with regular participation. Subsequent years' membership will be granted to all current explorers in good standing with Post 1025.
REQUIREMENTS: Each explorer shall obtain the following uniform items for academy: black footwear, black belt, navy “BDU” or cargo style pants & navy crew neck t-shirt.
(These items can be found online at stores like www.galls.com or in person at Galls Uniform Store at 5120 Osage St. or any Army Surplus Store.)
APPLICATION: Applicants must be between at least 16 years old but less than 20 years old on June 5, 2019. Please answer all application questions honestly and to the best of your ability. The final question requires a reference for a professional letter of recommendation. You will be prompted for a person's name and contact number.
INTERVIEW: In-person panel interviews will be held in April.. Serious applicants should treat this opportunity similar to a job interview. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself, your experiences and your ambitions. Also, bring any questions you might have for us!
*** PARENTAL PERMISSION: If you are under the age of 18, signed permission from a parent or legal guardian will be required for your participation. Working in EMS includes risk of both physical and mental health injury and trauma. In an effort for transparency, an in-person presentation about Post 1025 and The Denver Paramedic Division will be held during the panel interviews. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend for information and Q&A. Best efforts can be made to reschedule this info session. If a parent is not available, an explanation why will be required.
ACCEPTANCE: Letters of acceptance will be sent shortly after interviews are completed. Determination of who is accepted will be based off consideration of all components of the application and interview.
SCHOLARSHIP: A limited amount of scholarship funding is available for applicants. This resource is to assist in covering the annual cost of membership as well as the required uniform items. Scholarship funds are determined based on individual request and need. An interested Explorer candidate should not be deterred from applying solely based on an inability to afford the required costs. Application for scholarship funds will be considered completely separate from, and has no bearing on one’s application to join Post 1025.