About Us

 Explorer Post 247 was established in October 2010 as a joint effort between Austin-Travis County EMS and the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life Program. The Explorer Post program through learning for life was established in 1988, and is designed to encourage youth aged 14-20 to explore careers in various fields. Post 247 provides youth of Austin and surrounding areas the opportunity to explore a career in Emergency Medical Services. In addition to career exploration, the Explorer Post is designed to provide a link between the academic and career worlds, and provides participants with a wide variety of real-world skills. These include character development, self confidence, leadership skills, and social development. The post provides youth the opportunity to network among future peers in the working world, provides access to volunteer community service, and encourages group collaboration and teamwork.

Austin-Travis County EMS is proud to sponsor Explorer Post 247, and proud to make a positive impact on the lives of the youth participants.

Austin-Travis County EMS is a third city service organization that provides 911 Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Austin and Travis County. The department runs over 120,000 calls for service per year, and serves a population of approximately one million people.

For Students:

Have you ever thought about riding on an ambulance? Do you think it would be cool to take care of people in dynamic settings? Are you interested in healthcare? Then check out Explorer Post 247. You will have the opportunity to learn First Aid and CPR, ride out on ambulances, make friends and work as a team to solve problems and complete projects. Come join us at our next meeting!

For Parents:

Looking for a safe, educational activity for your teen? Does your teen have an interest in the healthcare or public safety fields? Then check out Explorer Post 247. EP 247 is a safe place for your teen to make friends and have a good time while learning “real-world” skills such as leadership skills, self-confidence, and communication skills. All EP 247 post leaders are required to adhere to the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life youth protection guidelines, and adult leaders are required to be present at all meetings. Explorer Post 247 is a great way for your teen to explore a career in Emergency Medical Services.