Always call 911 in an emergency

Skilled hands. Cool heads. Caring hearts.

Explorer Post 548

Health Care / Emergency Medical Services

Sponsored by Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Inc.
Melissa O'Brien, Post Advisor
For young men and women who have completed eighth grade are at least 14 but not yet 21 years old.

Reach Your Full Potential

The Explorer program is based on the values of personal growth and leadership development, two pillars of the Boy Scouts of America. Specifically, it offers career-focused programs that offer an opportunity for hands-on learning and mentorship.

The EMS Explorer Post is one way that PVA connects with and serves the community beyond providing emergency medical and ambulance services.

Areas of Emphasis

  1. Career Opportunities - learn real world career skills, facilitated by caring professionals that provide information about emergency medical services and other related medical career opportunities
  2. Leadership Opportunities -become part of the post leadership, elected by post members; there are also other opportunities to learn leadership by planning and leading program segments
  3. Life Skills - learn effective communication, teamwork, problem-solving and conflict resolution; gain knowledge of basic medical procedures, life-saving skills, and how to react in an emergency; PVA also provides free CPR/AED and First Aid training
  4. Citizenship - provide critical and rewarding service to your community
  5. Character Development - develop a professional work attitude and gain experience in making ethical decisions

Activities & Benefits

  • Regular post meetings on a night chosen by the post
  • Practice in skills used by emergency medical technicians
  • Fun and exciting hands-on career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • Improved critical thinking and self-confidence
  • Visits to the 911 call center at the Office of Emergency Communications
  • Discussions with former Explorers about their experiences, and their subsequent careers as EMS technicians, paramedics, nurses, and physician assistants
  • Opportunity to attend First Responders / Medical Services Summer Camp
  • College / Career Readiness preparation and scholarship opportunities

Ready To Join?

Download an application for membership, complete it and return via email (, USPS or drop it off directly at our base!

Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Inc.

ATTN: Exploring Advisor

40 Tobey Road

Pittsford, NY 14534

Related Links:

Seneca Waterways Council BSA

Exploring Program: Seneca Waterways Council BSA

National Exploring Program BSA