About the Program
The Junior Firefighters Program is a five day program, with each day designated to a different topic of safety and prevention. It is designed for children and adolescents to get some hands-on experience with what it is like to be a firefighter at the Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Department through a variety of fun activities and games throughout the day.
In this program, kids will learn:
- Auto Extrication
- Home Fire Safety
- Basic First Aid
- Firefighter Fundamentals
- Fire Extinguisher Training
…and much more.
The Junior Firefighters Program takes place over the course of 5 days during the first week of July between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Petrolia & North Enniskillen Fire Department, located at 370 Centre St., Petrolia. it is open to children that are 12-16 years of age. There is a $20 registration fee that helps cover the cost of T-shirts (which they can keep!) and the Day 5 Family Barbeque.
All personal protective equipment such as coveralls, helmets, and gloves will be provided to all participants. Applicants are required to wear closed-toe footwear and to bring their own lunch. All participants will be given a Junior Firefighters T-shirt to wear for the duration of the program.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions there are no upcoming Junior Firefighter Programs scheduled. Please check back for updates on this program on our website, or keep up to date by following our Twitter and Facebook pages for details on when the next Junior Firefighter Program will run.
How to Apply
If you have a family member who is interested in signing up for our next Junior Firefighter Program, Please fill out the application and Parental/Guardian consent form below and email them to PNEFireDepartment@gmail.com
2019 Junior Firefighter Program
The first day of the Junior Firefighter program was full of fun activities! The kids learned about the apparatuses that are used in our response vehicles, and even got to climb inside and see all the cool features up close. They were taught how to put on the bunker gear, and then teamed up and competed in a race to see who could do it the fastest! After wearing all that warm gear, our summer students hosted a game of Kings Court to cool everyone off, where each team had to work together using a fire hose to spray water at a ball and push it into the opponents net.