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Junior Firefighter

NVFC releases updated Junior Firefighter Program starter kit The National Volunteer Fire Council resource covers everything from liability to recruitment
Mahoning and Valley township fire departments joined together to give young people a look inside the fire service
17-year-old Pasadena teenager America Salmeron freed herself from the fiery dune buggy but suffered second- and third-degree burns to 51% of her body
The Shamokin Fire Department was fined for not having a credentialed instructor during the live-burn training, a new requirement in 2023
The Springfield Township School District and area FDs see success in introducing high school students to community service through fire, EMS
The state’s labor department issued a notice after a department was fined and fire chief suspended for a junior firefighter being burned in training
Shamokin councilmembers suspended fire chief and Northumberland County Director of Public Safety Steve Jeffery after a 17-year-old FF was burned
FASNY’s weeklong convention offered hands-on training for junior firefighters
SAFER grants, youth outreach and marketing are leveraged to help FDs answer calls
Getting inside the teenage brain to engage new recruits
Kevin Mains Jr. was sentenced to one to four years in prison
Buy-in at all levels of the department is important BEFORE starting one of these programs
“It’s not only a burn building, but it also has a lot of props on it so we can train,” said Harlingen Fire Chief Rafael Balderas
State Sen. Carolyn Comitta said the legislation should help with recruiting and staffing
Our work to change a N.C. general statute focuses on keeping junior members interested and building our volunteer base