Liability Issues and Safety Regulations for Junior Firefighter Programs

December 19, 2012 News 0 Comments

Keeping junior firefighters safe is a top priority for fire departments nationwide. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) encourages all programs to focus on non-operational drills. However, every state has different rules and regulations that apply to what activities junior firefighters are allowed to do and how many hours a week they can be at the station. It can be difficult to find a balance between keeping excited teens interested and providing them with viable training opportunities while making sure they are safe and you are following all applicable local, state, and national laws.

The National Junior Firefighter Program provides tools to help you protect your juniors and your department. Click here for a parental consent form, information on background checks, and state law information. If you have information on your state’s laws to share with other programs, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-888-275-6832 x116.

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