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JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM

The Community Volunteer Fire Department's Junior Firefighter Program is designed for youth, 13 – 18 years of age, who are interested in learning about a career in the fire service. This fun, hands-on program provides participants with opportunities to increase their self-confidence and develop leadership skills through fire service-related activities.

Junior Firefighters get to train with CVFD Firefighters and Instructors on topics which include, firefighting skills, hose handling evolutions, ladder techniques, salvage operations, proper use of firefighting tools and equipment, breathing apparatus, and other related subjects.

 

Junior Firefighters also have the opportunity to participate in ride-along shifts where they can assist CVFD firefighters in station activities and participate on emergency incidents (on a limited basis).

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Junior Firefighter Safety

The safety of our Junior Firefighters is of top priority.  Junior Firefighters may actively participate in real emergency situations under direct supervision of certified firefighters.  Junior Firefighters are NOT allowed to enter burning structures, toxic atmospheres, potential collapse zones, or other obviously dangerous locations on the fire ground, although they may assist on the perimeter and observe. Junior Firefighters will be issued BLUE helmets, to immediately distinguish them from regular firefighters.

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Learn About Firefighting and EMS

Perform Hands-On Skills

Ride Shifts With In-Service Fire Trucks

This program is held each Thursday from 7pm-9pm. Additional trainings and meetings may be held on weekends.

Minimum Requirements

Must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years old

Must pose a genuine interest in fire, rescue, and/or EMS careers

Shall not use tobacco, alcohol products or illegal drugs of any type

Must attend 75% of classes within a 3 month period

Educational Requirements

Must be enrolled in school and meet attendance requirements

Must maintain at least the equivalent of the letter C in all classes

May not participate during school hours

Must provide a copy of their report cards & progress reports

Any JRFF who does not maintain a "C" or better will be placed on academic probation and will not participate in any training.