NVFC Releases Starter Kit to Help Fire Departments Build a Successful Junior Firefighter Program

Is your fire department looking for a way to increase non-operational support, enhance community relations, and create a pipeline for recruitment? Then start a junior firefighter program. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has released an updated Junior Firefighter Program Starter Kit to help departments build the framework for a successful youth program. This update was made possible with support from California Casualty.

Junior firefighter programs have enormous benefits for both youth participants and the department. Youth get the chance to learn about the fire and emergency services in a safe and educational way while building life skills such as teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and community service. Departments get needed non-operational support as well as an excellent recruitment mechanism. These programs also strengthen the bonds between the department and the community it serves.

This Starter Kit is designed to be a turn-key tool to help departments develop a junior firefighter program with a solid foundation. It provides step-by-step guidance to bring you from securing department support to welcoming new juniors through your bay doors. Information on liability, setting requirements, finding funding, onboarding advisors, recruiting members, and tools for maintaining your program are included.

Download the Starter Kit and start building your program today!

Learn more about the NVFC’s National Junior Firefighter Program.

About the NVFC
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides critical resources, programs, education, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.

About California Casualty
California Casualty is a proud longtime partner of the NVFC and its National Junior Firefighter Program. They have been the chosen Auto & Home Insurance provider for first responders across the nation for over four decades. California Casualty offers a variety of insurance products with exclusive benefits that protect firefighters and their families. Coverages and product availability vary by state. For more information visit https://www.calcas.com/nvfc.