Jr. Firefighter Program

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We are no longer accepting applications for the spring 2013 Jr. Firefighter Program session. Please check back at the end of the summer for more information about our fall 2013 session.


The Takoma Park Jr. Firefighter Program will be held from Sunday, February 24 (Student & Parent Orientation) to Sunday, June 2, 2013. The hours will be from 12pm-2:30pm (unless otherwise stated) at the Takoma Park fire station on the corner of Philadelphia and Carroll (7201 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, Maryland).

During the FREE 14 week program, a healthy and balanced lunch will be provided for the first 30 minutes. In the next hour, homework help/tutoring and team-building exercises will take place. In the last hour the following activities related to fire/EMS/first aid training will be provided:

  • February 24 @ 6:30pm-7:30pmParent and student orientation. We will go over the agenda of the program, what is expected of the student’s and their families, what they will get out of the program, and a code of conduct; then Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • March 3—911  simulator
  • March 10—“What to do in the event of a fire,” & Fire  Extinguisher drill.
  • March 17—Escape  and emergency planning (Quiz 1)
  • March 24—NO CLASS
  • March 31—NO CLASS
  • April 7—EMT/First Aid drill
  • April 14—Communications
  • April 21— CPR 1
  • April 28—CPR 2 & Heimlich Maneuver (Quiz 2)
  • May 5—SCBA maze
  • May 12 —NO CLASS
  • May 19 —Pump/hose drill (Fire trucks!)
  • May 26—Interior search & rescue (Quiz 3)
  • June 2—Visit police and municipal agencies
  • June 9—Voted favorite drill
  • June 16—NO CLASS
  • June 23 @ Noon-2:00pm—Presentation by youth participants of skills and knowledge acquired to parents and community members. Light refreshments will be provided.

*Participants will be provided with a Jr. Firefighter t-shirt, a steel reusable water bottle, and all other materials needed for participation in the program.*

For any other questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact Amee Bearne at ameebearne@tpvfd.org, or call 240-355-5583

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