The Ontario Fire Company (Ontario, NY) Explorer Post 739 is a young adult program sponsored by the Ontario Fire Company and chartered by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  The Exploring Program is designed for youth ages 14 through 21 who reside in the Town of Ontario. Through this program the Fire Department aims to provide youth the means and opportunity to; build character, learn and experience the responsibilities of active citizenship, develop personal growth and physical fitness, develop the ability to function as a part of a team, and familiarize members with the Fire Service. The Fire department hopes to instill a sense of volunteerism in its Explorer Post members by providing education and training in Ontario Fire Company operations.
To assist in accomplishing these goals, Fire Department personnel, as well as community members volunteer as Explorer Post Advisors. Advisors provide adult leadership and complete administrative functions for the program. The objectives of Post Advisors are to design and participate in programs that focus on the areas of; career, leadership, service, fitness, social interaction and responsibility, as well as Community awareness and appreciation.

Learn first-hand how exciting a firefighters job is by working side-by-side with Ontario Fire Company Firefighters. Following an introductory training program, Fire Explorers may respond to real emergencies via personal transportation. At emergencies Explorers will assist firefighters by performing routine, supervised tasks. Explorers assist with routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance, and training.

Fire Explorers are provided with a uniform, turn-out gear (helmet, bunkers, boots, etc.) and other safety clothing.

Becoming a Fire Explorer is an excellent way to develop qualities and gain experience that will be helpful in nearly any field of endeavor.

The purpose of specialized Explorer Posts is to expose these young adults to a possible career field, and to let them learn about and participate in this selected field. This opportunity will help the Explorers to determine if this is an area they want to pursue as a career. Some Explorers may find that they would like to pursue this as a career, some may find that it is not what they expected, while some may find that although they do not want to go into the field as a career, they may still enjoy it as a hobby or volunteer work.

For further information, please contact the Post Head Advisor at 315-524-2661 or email to