Junior Volunteers
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Junior Volunteers

The Junior Volunteer Development Program (JVDP) provides safe, enjoyable and challenging activities for youth aged 11 to 15 years of age.

Junior volunteers at CFA

Activities can include:

  • Practical firefighting drills
  • Map reading and radio use
  • First aid training
  • Fundraising
  • 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) 

Volunteer story: Junior crew are future firefighters

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