The Junior Firefighter Program was instituted by the City of Ontario Fire & Rescue (OFD) as a training program for young men and women, aged 16-18, interested in serving their community and preparing to become active firefighters upon reaching the age of 18. At age 18, the Junior Firefighter is eligible to apply for membership with Ontario Fire & Rescue Fire Department.
If you are interested in being a junior firefighter, print and complete the following application. Applications should be turned to the front desk at Ontario City Hall. All applications will be considered, but are not guaranteed membership.
Junior Firefighter Program Application
Junior Firefighter Job Description
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we identify the junior firefighter on the fire ground?
Junior firefighters are assigned an orange helmet.
What training is involved?
The junior firefighter will follow the same training program as any firefighter, with the exception of live fire training. Additional training on weekends for the most part will be open for the junior firefighter to attend.
Is the junior firefighter covered by insurance?
Yes, they will be covered by workers' compensation insurance.
Can a parent be involved?
Yes, parents are encouraged to attend the drills, meetings, and functions of the department. If the parent is interested in the emergency scene operation, they are encouraged to apply as a part-time paid firefighter with the department.