Register Now for the National Junior Firefighter Academy at Scott Safety
July 24, 2012
Event includes facility tour, product demos, and hands-on training
Following a successful event in 2011, the NVFC’s National Junior Firefighter Program, Tyco International, and Scott Safety have teamed up again to bring the National Junior Firefighter Academy back to North Carolina. The Academy will take place on Saturday, September 29, at the Scott Safety Headquarters in Monroe, NC.
A morning classroom session will provide two separate courses, one for junior firefighters and one for program advisors. Junior firefighters will learn about paths in the fire service and then have the opportunity to ask questions of a leadership panel, featuring current and former junior firefighters and other fire service leaders. Junior firefighter program advisors will learn about serving as a youth mentor and funding a youth program, among other subjects.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to tour the Scott Safety facility and view hands-on product demonstrations. The remainder of the day will be spent with junior firefighters and program advisors cycling through an evolution of hands-on training activities to hone their skills in search and rescue, using a thermal imaging camera, basic EMS, and more.
This event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited – register today at https://nvfc.wufoo.com/forms/2012-national-junior-firefighter-academy-at-scott/. For more information on the National Junior Firefighter Program, visit www.nvfc.org/juniors.
About the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
The 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 Scott Safety
Scott Safety, a business unit of Tyco International, 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 from environmental hazards including smoke, toxic fumes, combustible gases, falling objects, and flame contaminants. 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.
About Tyco International
Tyco International is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries and has 113,000 employees worldwide. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Internationally recognized Tyco product brands include Scott, Ansul, Simplex, Sensormatic and Software House. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.