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Youth Programs

Your entire family can become involved in the fire and rescue services! Some stations offer junior/cadet programs for youths as young as 10 years old.

Junior/Cadet Programs

  • Teach safety and the basic skills of firefighting
  • Familiarize youth with the equipment and apparatus used to save lives and property
  • Allow juniors/cadets to help with other station functions
  • Encourage youth to engage in their own program fundraising activities
  • Promote self-confidence, build a sense of community, and teach skills that will last a lifetime

Fire and Rescue Academy

At the age of 16, students in Washington County have the unique opportunity to attend our Fire and Rescue Academy to receive their training in conjunction with their academic classes. The Academy is a partnership with the Washington County Public School system and is a Washington County Technical High School program. Students can apply in 10th grade to attend our state and national award-winning program. If accepted, students attend the academy during their junior and senior school years. Upon successful completion of the program, cadets will have earned their Fire Fighter I & II and EMT certifications, in addition to receiving college credits for their efforts.

Have other interests with your schooling, but still want to volunteer? No problem … you can get the same great training through your station and still earn the college credits.

Fire Prevention Ambassador Program

We are looking for young people (females ages 6-24 and males ages 6-15) to represent fire and rescue services, to help spread the message of fire safety and risk reduction while assisting with recruitment and retention efforts. Ambassadors will represent Washington County Fire and Rescue at various events such as parades, banquets, meetings, marketing and social media campaigns and public events.

Females ages 16-24 will have a chance to compete for the state title of Miss Fire Prevention at the MSFA Convention in June in OC. Winners of that contest will assist with statewide initiatives.
This is NOT a beauty pageant however we are looking for well-spoken ambassadors with outgoing personalities who like talk with and help others Who can represent Washington County Fire & Rescue in a positive manner and help this program grow.

Contest Application
Date of contest: Sunday November 4, 2018 at Leitersburg Activity Center

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