Provide young, potential future firefighter candidates the chance to learn about local fire, rescue, and emergency medical services response organizations in a safe, controlled, educational, and fun way. This provides them with valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and commitment. It also provides the department with nonoperational support and a powerful recruitment mechanism.
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Aid and Rescue
- Hazardous Material Response
- Public Education
The Junior Firefighter normally works under the supervision of a Junior Supervisor and is expected to function effectively as part of a team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To support the department in all activities including training, fundraising, learn maintenance functions, and other special activities. Required to attend junior meetings and junior trainings.
The Junior Firefighter may ride in an emergency vehicle in for training or while assisting in the maintenance of vehicles. In the performance of their duties, the Junior Firefighter places equipment, lays and connects hose, operates high-capacity pumps and directs water streams, raises and climbs ladders, uses chemical extinguishers, safety belts, lines and hooks, and uses self-contained breathing apparatus.
Individuals fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a Junior Firefighter will at all-time present themselves in a courteous, professional and responsible manner.
- Complete All Assigned Training:
- NIMS 100, 200, and 700
- Firefighter I
- Firefighter II
- Boating Safety
- Attend Junior Meetings
- Attend assigned Fundraising Sessions
- Complete All Assigned Training:
QUALIFICATION AND SPECIAL SKILLS:
- Minimum 16 Years of Age to participate.
- Will be phased to Senior Membership upon interest and successful completion of Junior Program at 18 Years of Age.
- Sound Physical Condition
- Complete initial interview with Junior Committee
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions using the English language.
- Learn the geography of the area, location of important buildings and the street system.
- Participate in training drills; attend school and classes on firefighting, hydraulics, first aid, fire equipment, and apparatus, and other classes associated with recognized fire fighter standards.
- Learn and apply technical information pertaining to fire fighting.
- Analyze and cope with a variety of emergency situations calmly but effectively and to react quickly to secure accurate and precise information on the location, extent, and nature of fires and emergency aid request
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public; to work effectively as a team member.
- Service and operate all Department equipment and apparatus.
- Perform necessary maintenance, testing and care of fire hoses, trucks, ladders, and auxiliary equipment and apparatus.
- Prevent waste and damage of materials, supplies, and equipment.
- Perform general maintenance and minor repairs to station facilities; perform assigned janitorial activities and minor maintenance and painting.
- Perform community service activities.
Work is performed primarily in the fire station.
While performing the duties of this position, the Junior Firefighter will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning.
Provided by Junior Supervisors
In addition to great personal satisfaction about serving society, we pay for all:
- Training Expenses
- Personal Assigned Protective Gear
Continuous evaluation is provided by Junior Supervisors and Company Officers.