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.
You can download a copy of the Junior volunteer development program (PDF 897k)
How do I join up?
Find your nearest Junior Brigade - download the list (EXCEL 20k)