Fire Basics for Kids

Our Fire Basics section is designed for kids who want to learn more about fire.

Junior Firefighter Program

Do You Want to Be a Junior Firefighter?

There are several Junior Firefighter programs at both Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in California as well as at other National Park Service sites.

If you go to a national park, check to see if they have a junior firefighter program to participate in.

WebRangers can also help junior firefighters learn about fire. Try the activities highlighted below to learn more!

  • Firefighting Tools Wildland firefighters use many kinds of tools to work on fires and to do different jobs more easily and safely. Try this “Discovery Tour” WebRangers activity for ages 6+!
  • Fire Story Somewhere in a National Park...a bolt of lightning hits a tree. A fire starts! What does the Park Service do? Try this “Adventure Tour” WebRangers activity for ages 13+!
Jr Firefighters Badge

Junior Firefighter badge.