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Featured Junior Firefighter: Garron D.

Registered National Junior Firefighters whose departments are NVFC Department Members are featured in the Junior Firefighter E-news and on the National Junior Firefighter Program web site when they reach 150 hours of volunteer service with the program. Click here for more information. Learn more about NVFC membership at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest. Thank you Garron for your outstanding work and your exemplary dedication to your community!

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Featured Junior Firefighter: Tyler A.

Registered National Junior Firefighters whose departments are NVFC Department Members are featured in the Junior Firefighter E-news and on the National Junior Firefighter Program web site when they reach 150 hours of volunteer service with the program. Click here for more information. Learn more about NVFC membership at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest. Thank you Tyler for your outstanding work and your exemplary dedication to your community!

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Resource Highlight: Core Competencies for the Junior Fire Service

Core Competencies for the Junior Fire Service was developed by the NVFC to address the need for safe, functional, and effective training exercises for junior firefighters. This guide outlines key skills junior firefighters will need as they look forward to their future in the fire service, followed by step-by-step training drills. Download the guide. Footage from case studies conducted by the NVFC during research for this publication are also available at www.nvfc.org/juniors/training#YCC. Find more training and activity ideas for junior firefighter programs at www.nvfc.org/juniors/resources/resources-for-departments

FEMA Announces Call for Youth Council Members

Courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Applications for the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) are currently open. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 1.

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Featured Junior Firefighter: Morgan K.

Registered National Junior Firefighters whose departments are NVFC Department Members are featured in the Junior Firefighter E-news and on the National Junior Firefighter Program web site when they reach 150 hours of volunteer service with the program. Click here for more information. Learn more about NVFC membership at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest. Thank you Morgan for your outstanding work and your exemplary dedication to your community!

Name: Morgan K.
State: Pennsylvania
Junior Firefighter Since: June 2015

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Make Plans Now for National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, coming up on April 10-16, is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. The week is a great opportunity to show your junior firefighters how much they mean to your department and community. It is also an excellent time to promote volunteerism in the community and recruit new volunteers for your department. Find out more about National Volunteer Week.

Staying Fit for the Fire Service

February is American Heart Month, a time for individuals and fire service members to focus on their health and take steps to make long-term heart-healthy lifestyle changes. As a junior firefighter, you are preparing for a lifetime of involvement in a physically demanding field. The choices you make can benefit you now and in the future. Why? Because healthy habits, including eating right and being physically active, can help you feel good, look good, and do your best in school, work, junior firefighting, and sports. Starting healthy habits now might also help you prevent disease that can affect you when you’re older. Get started today.

Scholarships Available for Junior Firefighters and Explorers

High school seniors across the country are starting to make plans for after graduation. Junior firefighters who are continuing their education have many scholarship and grant opportunities available to them.

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Preparedness Challenge: Staying Healthy and Resilient

Source: Challenge.gov 
 
The U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, invite you to enter the “My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient” Video Challenge. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 23, send in a short video - up to 60 seconds long - that answers the question, “How are you helping family, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day?” Submissions are due by March 29.  
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The College Track: Providence College

The National Junior Firefighter Program profiles a college or university in each issue of the E-news that offers degree programs in fire service-related fields. Find a listing of hundreds of schools nationwide on the National Junior Firefighter Program web site.

Name: Providence College
Location: Providence, RI

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Rineyville Fire Dept.

The Junior program consist of a maximum of 10 juniors. It is run by 2 members of the fire department. They attend and receive training in preparation to transition into a volunteer. It also introduces...

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