The Junior Volunteer Development Program (JVDP) provides safe, enjoyable and challenging activities for youth aged 11 to 15 years of age.
Activities can include:
- Practical firefighting drills
- Map reading and radio use
- First aid training
- Fire safety awareness
- Community service
- Leadership development
- Fire brigade competitions and championships
Junior members are provided with uniform such as a polo shirt, hat and overalls.
The serious stuff
All activities are supervised by a minimum of two Junior Leaders (adult volunteer brigade members) who hold a Working with Children Check.
There is no cost to join. CFA makes every attempt to provide activities cost-free, however some activities there may be a small fee.
Signed permission forms are required for all activities away from brigade facilities.
Junior members will not:
- respond to emergencies
- use heavy equipment (such as Jaws of Life or chainsaws)
- wear structural helmets or breathing apparatus.
There is no requirement that junior members go on to become senior volunteer firefighters after they turn 16 years old.
Interested? Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to talk further about the program.