In Pa., you can become a junior firefighter at age 14, and you can become a senior firefighter at age 18. In our dept., even senior firefighters are very limited to what type of activities they can preform on the fireground, until atleast The Essentials of Firefighting class is successfully achieved. We require a junior firefighter to keep his/her grades in school to an acceptable level to remain on the junior roster. Sort of like keeping grades up to stay active in a scholastic sport. The parents really like the fact that their sons/daughters work harder to keep their grades up to stay active in our junior program. We recieve alot of thanks for this.
its really hard to find kids intrested in it here
im the only one in my school and town. the rest of our brigade is 30yr old and up, my father was in the airforce and i had a pop who was in the war as an ambulance driver so i thik working in the services is in my blood
I started as a volunteer at 17, but I was about to turn 18 and was also graduating that year also. To be a full-time you have to be certified to atleast FF1 and in order to take the test you have to be 18.