***As of October 21, registration is full for this year's event. You can submit your registration form using the links below to be placed on the waiting list in case space becomes available.***
The NVFC’s National Junior Firefighter Program, along with fire protection and security company Tyco and its Scott Safety unit, which provides respiratory and other personal protective equipment and safety devices for fire and rescue services, have teamed up for the fifth year to bring the National Junior Firefighter Academy to North Carolina. The 2015 Academy will take place on Saturday, November 14, at the Scott Safety headquarters in Monroe, NC. Registration is free and open to junior firefighters and program advisors nationwide. Click here to register.
The morning will start with a kick-off meeting followed by a tour of the Scott Safety production facility. The group will then head outside for hands-on training drills. Lunch will be provided by the NVFC. The day’s training evolution will hone junior firefighters’ skills in search and rescue, using a thermal imaging camera, EMS techniques, and more. Stay tuned to the National Junior Firefighter Program web site for the full agenda.
“Our junior firefighter program has attended the Academy for three years in a row and it is some of the best training our juniors receive,” said Brian Piercy, Lieutenant Training Officer, Pleasant Gardens (NC) Volunteer Fire Department. “The NVFC, Tyco, and Scott Safety have provided a great program for the kids. Take your junior firefighters - you will not be disappointed!”
Please note that all attendees need to register, including junior firefighter program advisors and parents. Junior firefighters are encouraged to bring turnout gear with them; limited sets will be available for loan. Scott Safety self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units will be provided for all drills. Please indicate on the registration form if you will need to borrow gear. Adults do not need gear to attend.
About the National Volunteer Fire Council
The National Volunteer Fire Council (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 resources, programs, training, 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.
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in annual revenue, Tyco has over 57,000 employees in more than 900 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.
About Scott Safety
Scott Safety, a business unit of Tyco, 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. 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.