Junior Firefighter Program Recruitment Page

Junior Firefighter Program Recruitment Page

The SMP&G Volunteer Fire Department has a Junior Firefighter Program for 16 and 17 year old individuals who have an interest in the fire service. In the Junior Program, the young adults will learn what it takes to be successful in the fire service, and receive training to certify them as a firefighter per NFPA 1001 standards. In addition to the basic firefighter training, Juniors will also receive instruction in a number of other areas which will better prepare them for their future in the fire service.

Participants in this program will work alongside firefighters to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to keep a department operational by assisting with such tasks as equipment maintenance, truck maintenance/cleaning, janitorial duties around the station, fundraising activities, weekly meetings, as well as the aforementioned classes necessary to provide the knowledge needed to perform the fire and rescue tasks that are handled by the fire department.

Juniors are not allowed to take part in any dangerous activities or training, or the use of power tools, rescue tools or charged high pressure hoses. Juniors also are not permitted to respond to the scene of accidents, fires, or any other alarms answered by the fire department.

Discipline, teamwork, strong work ethic, and integrity are an essential part of being a firefighter. As such, these values will be instilled in each Junior as they develop into adults and firefighters. All Juniors are expected to maintain their grades in school, a satisfactory disciplinary record, clean driving record, and represent the fire department in a positive light. Upon turning 18 years old and successfully completing all of the required training, the Juniors are eligible to become firefighters with the SMP&G VFD.

If you live within our response boundary and would like to participate in the Junior Firefighter Program, stop by our station on Monday night between 7pm and 9pm and ask for an application.