New skill set

Ju­nior fire­fight­ers com­plete 12-week pro­gram

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

The Marys­town Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment ran it’s first Ju­nior Fire­fighter pro­gram from midSeptem­ber to mid-De­cem­ber.

The depart­ment took the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage youth from Grade’s 11 and 12 in the area and pro­vide them with an over­view of the fire ser­vice and fire depart­ment.

Through­out the 12-week pro­gram, the ju­nior fire­fight­ers com­pleted rain­ing drills, as­sisted the depart­ment with events and par­tic­i­pated in com­mu­nity events.

The youth en­joyed many prac­ti­cal ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the pro­gram that­in­cluded smokehouse sce­nar­ios, ve­hi­cle ex­tri­ca­tion, ve­hi­cle fires and more.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.