Why junior firefighters?
ÃÂ·Allowing youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long-term members of the emergency services
ÃÂ·Increasing awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services
ÃÂ·Providing departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks
ÃÂ·Leadership development for America's youth, who are tomorrow's leaders
ÃÂ·Educating parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism
Source: National Volunteer Fire Council