National Junior Firefighter Program: Information for Prospective Juniors

We are so glad that you are interested in becoming a junior firefighter! Participating in your local fire department is an extremely rewarding experience that will provide you with valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and commitment and the opportunity to learn about your local fire, rescue, and emergency medical services response organizations in a safe, controlled, educational, and fun way.

The following resources are provided to help you participate in a local junior program, enhance your skill sets, and discover opportunities to further your advancement in the fire and emergency services industry.

Find a Local Junior Firefighter Program

Junior firefighter programs are operated by local fire/EMS departments, so you will need to reach out to your department directly about getting involved. You can also search for local fire service volunteer opportunities, including junior firefighter programs, through the Make Me A Firefighter searchable database here.

If you do not see a junior firefighter opportunity near you, contact your local fire department to see if they have one, or encourage them to start one.

Have questions about the becoming a junior firefighter? Check out our FAQs or contact us.