The Explorer program is a division of the “Learning for Life” program offered through the Boy Scouts of America. Nature Coast EMS Explorers are a high school aged group of young adults who aspire to be First Responders, EMT’s and Paramedics in their futures. The Explorer Post 605 program offers these students a chance to learn valuable skills in the field of EMS as well as other important life skills such as responsibility, time management and being able to work together as a team. The program itself consists of class room instruction, hands-on skill lessons and ride-alongs as part of an ALS ambulance crew. The program is open to any student, age 14-20, that is currently enrolled in school and completed the 8th grade, in good academic standing and has a desire to give back to their community while beginning a rewarding future in EMS. If you would like more information about the Explorer program call (352) 249-4700.