The Junior Program is specifically designed to create interest in the fire service by those community members who are not yet old enough to be “firefighters”. Junior members have fun, train in safe and closely monitored environments, learn the craft of firefighting and EMS, and learn valuable life skills – while having the occasional water fight. Junior members receive the same training and experience as a full member, can respond on calls, and learn fire ground etiquette so by the time they reach the legal age to serve (18), they are ready to roll!
Can I Be a Junior Member?
The junior program is only for those interested in serving the community before you reach the age of 18. You can be as young as 15, but no older than 17. Other than age, there are no restrictions to who can join the Junior program.
What Does a Junior Do?
While we do not let a Junior member run into a burning building, we do let them participate in the fire ground by fetching equipment, stretching fire house, throwing ground ladders, and a variety of other skills they will learn. This teaches our juniors valuable leadership and accountability skills, while maintaining a safe environment in which they learn the ropes.
Most of our Junior members are also interested in Emergency Medical Services, and we let them get involved here as well. Under the direction of senior crew members, Junior members can run EMS calls, and truly save lives. Due to the sensitivity of EMS, to run EMS calls a Junior must be 16 years old if they have a First Responder certification, or 17 years old without.
Juniors are a valuable resource around the firehouse. They become a member of the family, and are involved in all aspects of the organization. It’s truly a life defining opportunity.
How Do I Get Started?
Joining the Junior Department is simple; you simply fill out the contact form below to get started and our Junior Department Advisor will respond as quickly as possible: