Yucca Fire Department

Serving since 1962

Fire District Members

Kathy Jenkins

Mike Schmidt
Captain - Kris Schmidt
Captain - Wayne Kudrna

Captain - Eddie Miller

Captain - Matt Young

Engine Boss - William Leflet

Firefighter/Paramedic - Joseph Benjamin

Firefighter/Paramedic - Chris VanderJagt

Firefighter/Paramedic - Gus Alvarez

Firefighter/Paramedic - Matt Pagliero

Firefighter/EMT - Kurt Fowler

Firefighter/EMT - Donald Dillon

Firefighter/EMT - Kenyon Martin

Firefighter/EMT - Zach Goldstein

Firefighter/EMT Chris Hinds

Firefighter/EMT - Andrew Grogen


A Fire Explorer is part of the Yucca Fire Department career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old. Explorer is a worksite-based program that gives youths an opportunity to visit community organizations and explore the dynamics of various careers.


“The Explorer Motto” – Our best today for a better tomorrow.


Explorer is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between community organizations and the youth in that community. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer Yucca Fire Department, and create activities that help the youth pursue their special interests and grow and develop. This up-to-date approach to high-school-age young people helps them find their present and future roles as individuals in society and in the world of work.