Wildland Fire: Jr. Firefighter Program

This article is part of the Fire Basics for Kids series.

Do You Want to Be a Junior Firefighter?

Junior firefighter badge.
Junior firefighter badge.

The following National Park Service sites have junior firefighter programs:

There may be other parks not included on the above list that have a junior firefighter program. If you go to a national park, ask if they have a junior firefighter program in which you could participate.

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 National Park Service do? Try this “Adventure Tour” WebRangers activity for ages 13+!

Last updated: January 4, 2017