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Junior Firefighter Programs

What can I do to get myself into one? What should I expect? Requirements? Fees?

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Hassan’s Answer

https://www.nvfc.org/national-junior-firefighter-program-information-for-prospective-juniors/ has detailed info on becoming a Jr. Firefighter.

https://makemeafirefighter.org/search?category_id=8&zipcode=77336&radius=100mi list volunteer opportunities but the closest one to Huffman, Texas is 54 miles in Rosharon, TX.

Maybe start by contacting the Huffman Volunteer Fire Department 24141 FM 2100, Huffman, TX 77336 Phone: (281) 324-4646 to see what opportunities they have coming up.
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Ray’s Answer

This is a great question! Many volunteer fire departments offer a cadet/jr. firefighter program. Many allow you to come with no experience, but a passion and will vote you on. Many departments will pay for you to go to classes that provide the certifications you will need. As far as going on runs, some will allow but you are observing only, others will only allow you to go to training nights.

Ray recommends the following next steps:

Go to your local Fire department
Ask the Chief if they have a program
Show your interest and ask to join
Once you Join give your all
Learn from the senior guys
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Helene’s Answer

In addition to the first answer, I would add that as soon as you can learn to drive and get a license, that will help later on. Keep a safe record because you will eventually need to take an EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) to drive an engine once you get past the Junior level. These are steps towards a firefighting career. Also, you can look into First Aid and CPR courses until such time that you find a program. Your school counselor should be able to direct you to local resources.
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