honors a junior firefighter program or Explorer Post that has demonstrated significant community impact, innovation, and creativity.
This year’s award was presented to Northwest Fire Explorer Post 1854, a youth-based organization chartered
by the Canal Fulton and Lawrence Township Fire Departments in Ohio through Learning for Life and Boy Scouts of America.
Nominees for the Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award were judged on the following criteria:
- Program has been in operation for at least one full year.
- Program has demonstrated exemplary creativity and
- Program is registered with the National Junior Firefighter
The intent of the Northwest Fire Explorer Program is to allow the participants the opportunity to see what
being a firefighter is all about before committing to a career in the fire service. The program emphasizes volunteer work and community service.
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