Exploring, Boy Scouts of America, Oklahoma City Metro Fire Safety
Since 1987, David Shearer has been actively involved in sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He is recognized for his leadership of the Oklahoma City Metro Fire Safety and Emergency Services Exploring Post 2060.
“As post adviser, David plans to continue in the expansion of the program to train and mentor as many youth as possible,” said Kassie Wrobel, Exploring Executive with Boy Scouts Last Frontier Council.
He has been active in several mentorship programs, including Breakfast Club for low-income elementary schools at Station 19; elementary reading and mentoring at Station 34; and mentoring for new officers. In addition, he has individually mentored and prepared many youth for careers in fire safety and emergency medical service.
Shearer began his journey as CPR instructor teaching youth organizations and others in the community. In less than 10 years he went from CPR instructor to EMT to paramedic to firefighter at the Oklahoma City Fire Department. At the fire department, his roles have included Hazmat technician, Rescue Systems, Fire Training officer, Recruit Academy, Paramedic instructor and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor. Shearer helped establish the Paramedic Engine Program and served on numerous Fire Department committees.
Outside the station, Shearer serves on the leadership team at his church, is the Boy Scouts of America Last Frontier Council Camping chairman, has served as a scoutmaster for his son’s Boy Scout troop, and served as the post adviser in his daughter’s Search and Rescue Explorer Post at Baptist Medical Center.
About the Program: A program of Boy Scouts, Exploring is a career-based mentorship program for men and women ages 14 to 21. The purpose of the program is to provide real-world, hands-on experience and develop other critical skills necessary for success in college and/or career, including leadership, character development, social and professional networking, and community service.