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?
The following National Park Service sites have junior firefighter programs:
- Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
- Lassen Volcanic National Park
- Ozark National Scenic Riverways
- Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
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 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 National Park Service do? Try this “Adventure Tour” WebRangers activity for ages 13+!