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Junior Volunteers

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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
  • 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)

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Find your nearest Junior brigade

To find your nearest Junior brigade, start by entering a location:

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2017 Australian Fire Cadet Championships

Junior volunteers also participate in regular brigade activities such as presentation nights, brigade meetings and also have the opportunity to compete in junior firefighting championships.

Fire Cadet Championships

Would you like to fly to Sydney, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and walk around the Rock?

More importantly, would you like to represent Victoria at the Australian Fire Cadet Championships where you will learn new fire fighting skills, meet other interstate fire services volunteers and make new and lifelong friends?

Then download the following information and application forms:

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