Programs & Education

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Community Paramedic

Utilizing a pro-active approach in the pre-hospital setting, this program provides direct assistance to vulnerable residents in finding the right resources for their needs.

Fire Rescue Explorers Program


Sunrise Fire-Rescue has sponsored the Fire Explorer program since becoming a full-time paid department 40 years ago. The Fire Explorer program is a career development opportunity for young men and women, ages 14 to 18, who are interested in pursuing a career in the fire service. Explorers are required to attend weekly meetings throughout the school year, during which they are introduced to the basics of the Fire-Rescue, including CPR and first aid, firefighting techniques, hazardous material recognition, and an introduction to advanced life support.

Applications are accepted May through July, in order to be reviewed in time for each new session starting in August.

Click here to access the Fire Rescue Explorer Application forms [PDF].

Click here to access the Fire Rescue Explorer Rules & Regulations.

For more information on the Explorer program, please contact Lt. Tim Ewing at

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For more information on CERT, please contact Miguel Ascarrunz at

CERT Information- Citizen Corp
City of Sunrise CERT Application


Business Disaster Planning Program

The Sunrise Business Disaster Planning Program is designed to help businesses build an emergency management plan customized for their business type and size. The program will cover continuity planning topics on how to minimize property damage, mitigate disruption of commerce, achieve timely return to normal operations and protect essential facilities, equipment and assets.

The program is free to all businesses within the City of Sunrise. For more information about the program and class offerings, please contact Miguel Ascarrunz in Emergency Management at

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