Congratulations to Tylor for reaching 150 hours of volunteer service with the program!
Name: Tylor S.
Junior Firefighter Since: November 2012
How did you find out about your junior firefighter/Explorer program?
My dad is a member of the fire department, and fighting fire is something I've always wanted to do. I learned about the junior program from him and when I turned 14, I signed up. I have been a member for about 4 years now.
Do you hold any special office or position?
Are you in any other clubs or organizations at school or in your community?
Marching band - lead tuba for 4 years; I enjoy music, competitions, and football games. I serve in the United States Army, PVT2, motor transportation operator.
Have you won any special awards in your junior firefighter program or in any other organization or club?
Junior Firefighter of the Year 2014
What do you consider to be the biggest accomplishment so far in your life?
Joining the fire department and the Army
Why did you become a junior firefighter?
Firefighting is what I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid.
What have you learned from being a junior firefighter?
I have learned that every little detail is important on a fire scene, and everyone is as important as the next guy.
Who is your role model and what have you learned from that person?
My role model is my dad; he has taught me a lot about growing up and responsibility. He has also taught me a lot about firefighting, such as tips and methods.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans are to graduate high school, move to active army status, and serve my country.
What would you tell someone who was interested in becoming a junior firefighter?
You should definitely join. It takes a lot of work, but if you are willing to do it, put yourself to it and work hard, the rewards of knowing that you are helping your community at that young of an age is the best feeling in the world.