Our membership is not limited to adults! We do have a junior firefighter program that enables teens age 16 and 17 to join. Schooling can now begin at age 16 at the Morris County Fire Academy. You can be fully trained (Aside from a couple of classes) before your 18th birthday. When your 18th birthday arrives, you will be a fully trained firefighter in less time than it would take you if you joined at age 18.
Fire Academy http://www.morrisacademy.org/fire/findex.asp
Firefighter 1 is essential to become an interior attack firefighter. This is a 150 hour course that includes classroom time, and fireground practical time. The minimum age requirement is 18 years old. You will be trained on the basics of how to become a firefighter. You will take tests, and you will also practice going into the burn building. The burn building is a fire controlled building that the instructors can literally set on fire. You will be put in situations where you have to put it out!
Junior Firefighter 1 is a new program provided by the Morris County Firefighter Academy. This program is designed for volunteer firefighters who are under the age of 18, and over the age of 16. It is still a 150 hour course that is almost exactly the same to firefighter 1. Parental consent is needed. Although you are under the age of 18, this course is still as rigorous as the adults version.