you think any of your children might be interested in serving their
community and at the same time getting an education in firefighting
and emergency medical service?
The Farmingdale F.D. Junior Brigade is open to any boy or
girl in the Farmingdale community, ages 13 to 17. Our
aim to enhance a sense of community spirit and personal values, with
an awareness of fire, firefighting, fire safety, and EMS
strengthens. Under the
guidance of the Junior Directors, they participate in all fire
department activities, which do not involve life-threatening
hazards; including assisting at emergency scenes, attending parades
and department social functions, and even "outside"
firefighting-related classes. Juniors
are issued a set of protective turnout gear, and a department
uniform. Juniors are
restricted to responding to calls only during certain hours, never
during school, but their service to the community during their free
time in invaluable. Most of our juniors go on to become active department
firefighters when they turn 17, and the training they receive as
juniors is an excellent preparation for becoming a firefighter.
We value our junior members very highly. They are the future of the Farmingdale F.D.! If
you, or someone you know, might be interested in becoming a Junior
Firefighter, please stop by the firehouse on any Wednesday evening
or Sunday morning, and one of our members will be happy to answer
any questions you may have!
may also call the firehouse at 516-531-9820.