Boca Raton, Florida: Boca Raton Fire Explorer Chief Nick Galiardo and Deputy Explorer Chief Sara Jacobson have completed the final phase of their schooling. Last night they walked across the stage and received their certificates announcing their completion of the Paramedic program at Palm Beach State College. This completes thetwo year long arduous process needed to begin a career in the Fire Service as Firefighter/Paramedics. They have already completed schooling and are state certified firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. Galiardo and Jacobson have been members of Fire Explorer Post #315 for almost 5 years attending meetings, classes and training and were able to ride along with Boca Raton Firefighter/Paramedic’s to emergency calls. This has helped them prepare for the fire academy, EMT and Paramedic school and their future career. Currently Assistant Fire Explorer Chief Chris Hope is preparing for his oral interview with a local fire rescue service. Explorer Lieutenants Brandon Indiviglio, Sean Hallman and Explorer Mike Tozzo are finishing Paramedic school and will be ready to begin the testing process. Since the post began in 2004 sevenformer Boca Raton Fire Explorers are working for Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department.