The purpose of the junior’s organization is to increase the popularity of the programs common interests. The hope is to add additional members to constantly grow and develop with people of common interest. The juniors goal is to have fun while learning crucial life skills and By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger. Trainings consist of classroom and hands on sessions.
Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members of the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.
JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER & EMT PROGRAM
Just because active firefighters and emergency service personnel are required by law to be at 17+ old doesn’t mean you can’t begin contributing to your community at an earlier age. The Holtsville Fire Deparment Juniors program has an active Junior program that provides interested younger people the opportunity to begin their training and develop the skills required to pass the Firefighter I and Firefighter II, or EMT certification requirements when they become of age. Juniors also learn about agency organization, operations, and command, while developing teamwork and leadership skills that will benefit them in whatever career they follow later in life.
As a Junior Firefighter, you will not be allowed to participate directly in fighting actual fires. Your training will cover every aspect of fire service participation. During your training you can expect to develop many practical and valuable skills, such as basic first aid; the donning of personal protective equipment and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus; how to use and maintain the tools needed to fight fires and conduct rescues; and the techniques for executing search and rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, emergency evacuation, and automobile extractions.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has a special website, juniors.nvfc.org/junior, where you’ll be able to download Core Competencies for the Junior Fire Service, a booklet which offers a wealth of detailed information on what you can expect.
Joining the Holtsville Fire Department Juniors program is also a great way to meet others your age who share your values and beliefs regarding community service. Many juniors develop friendships that last throughout their lives.
Junior Firefighter & EMT Application (Under 17)
This is an application for membership with the junior fire department. If you have any questions, please use the contact form on the juniors page. Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you
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