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Junior Membership

Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity to cultivate your leadership skills and take invaluable life-saving training courses? Volunteering as a junior member is an amazing opportunity for high school students between the ages of 16-18 to make a REAL difference in their community. Members of this program work side-by-side regular members on emergency calls and provide rescue and fire suppression services.

Fire/Rescue classes available to junior members include: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Strategies and Tactics and Rescue Technician.

Junior members are typically very good students, possess an innate ability to lead groups and have a community conscious mindset. This opportunity is not designed for all high school students; because of the extensive training requirements and time commitments, only those who can handle an extra course load and have the flexibility to volunteer on some weekends need apply.

Candidates who commit to the program reap many benefits! All local volunteer fire-rescue departments in Montgomery County are certified by the Maryland State Department of Education to award Service-Learning hours for participation in training courses, standbys and collateral duty. Additionally, your future participation can qualify you for college tuition scholarships and reimbursement.

Junior membership is available for prospective applicants between the ages of 16 and 18, has limited availability and is very competitive. Junior members may pursue Fire/Rescue or EMS training and may be eligible to participate in other fire/rescue and emergency services duties at the discretion of the Fire and Rescue Chief. Parental permission is required to pursue junior membership and certain restrictions apply to participation while school is in session, including curfews and grade point average requirements. Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged.