Become a Junior

The Junior Firefighter Program is a training program for young adults, ages 15-17. Junior Firefighter members serve a supporting role for the senior firefighters at actual emergencies (as a supplement to a formal training program).

Those selected for this program are expected to act maturely and commit to a long, demanding program that includes weekly training opportunities with senior firefighters.


Active Firefighter

Upon reaching the age of 18.


  • Resident of Shelbyville or Shelby County, age 15-17
  • Must have a completed application, copy of school physical, and signed parent consent form
  • Application must be approved by the Shelbyville Fire Chief and advisers of the program
  • Must be enrolled in public, private, or home school
  • Must maintain a course grade average or equivalent of the letter ``C`` in all courses of study
  • Provide a copy of academic progress reports
View the Application