NFPA provides Fire Prevention Week in a Box to Explorer program awardees

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 31, 2016

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The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by Tyco,

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.


As part of the award, NFPA presented Explorer Post 1854 with Fire Prevention Week in a Box, which has hundreds of items, including the Fire Prevention Week Banner.


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
    community impact.
  • 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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