Register for the 2014 National Junior Firefighter Academy at Scott Safety
September 8, 2014
NVFC to provide travel scholarships to select attendees
The NVFC’s National Junior Firefighter Program and Tyco / Scott Safety have teamed up for the fourth year in a row to bring the National Junior Firefighter Academy to North Carolina. The next Academy will take place on Saturday, October 25, at the Scott Safety Headquarters in Monroe, NC. Registration for the event is free! New this year, the NVFC will provide three outstanding junior firefighters with a scholarship to help cover travel expenses to attend the event. Find out more about the Academy and scholarships at www.nvfc.org/juniors/training.
The morning will start with a kick-off meeting at 8:00am followed by a tour of the Scott Safety production facility. The group will then head outside for hands-on training drills. Lunch will be provided by the NVFC. The day’s training evolution will hone junior firefighters’ skills in search and rescue, using a thermal imaging camera, auto extrication, and more. Stay tuned for a full agenda.
The Academy is limited to 60 junior firefighters, so register today to secure your place. Please note that all junior firefighter program advisors, parents, and other adult attendees also need to register. Junior firefighters are encouraged to bring turnout gear with them; limited sets will be available for loan. Scott SCBA will be provided for all drills. Please indicate on the registration form if you will need to borrow gear. Adults do not need gear to attend.
Thanks to Tyco’s support, the NVFC is accepting applications for one of three scholarships to the Academy. To be eligible, junior firefighters must be a registered member of the National Junior Firefighter Program (registration is free at www.nvfc.org/juniors). Multiple junior firefighters from a department may apply, but only one junior per department will be eligible to receive a scholarship. Apply by September 18 at https://nvfc.wufoo.com/forms/national-junior-firefighter-academy-scholarship/.
Space is limited – register for the National Junior Firefighter Academy today at https://nvfc.wufoo.com/forms/2014-national-junior-firefighter-academy/. For more information about the National Junior Firefighter Program, visit www.nvfc.org/juniors.
About the National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, emergency medical, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. The NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program provides departments and youth with the resources, tools, and information they need to help develop, grow, enhance, promote, and participate in a local junior firefighter program. The program addresses retention and recruitment challenges by getting youth involved in the fire and emergency services, thus fostering a lifelong connection with the emergency services that will continue throughout their adulthood. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.
About Tyco / Scott Safety
Tyco’s mission is to advance safety and security by finding smarter ways to save lives, improve businesses and protect where people live and work. Our 65,000 employees in over 1,000 locations around the world take a consultative approach to delivering tailored, industry-specific solutions. Our global reach allows us to anticipate changes across geographies and industries, and deploy the right solutions rapidly. In the most challenging and demanding environments, we help our customers achieve their safety, security and business goals.
Scott Safety, a business unit of Tyco, is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and other personal protective equipment and safety devices for fire and rescue services, industrial workers, police, military, and civil defense organizations around the world. With six global manufacturing locations, Scott Safety produces products that protect thousands of individuals each day. The Scott product line includes Air Pak SCBA, thermal imaging cameras, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, gas and flame detection instruments, air compressors, accountability systems, and communications systems. Find out more at www.scottsafety.com.