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 from the 2015-2016 school year:
- AHA (American Heart Association) CPR Certification
- AHA First Aid Certification
- Wilderness First Aid Certification
- Field trips to AirCare3 at Leesburg Airport
- A tour of the Civil War Medicine Museum
The Explorer Motto is: “Our best today for a better tomorrow.”