The Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Dept Junior Squad is a program for teenagers age 14-17 who have an interest in the Fire/EMS field. They train most Sundays with their squad and their training is based directly from the IFSTA, Essentials of Fire Fighting Training Manual. This training is designed to enhance their knowledge and skills, while preparing them to take firefighter certification classes after they turn 16 years of age.
Young adults in this program fall directly under the supervision of the Crawford Volunteer Fire Dept Training Division and are supervised and instructed by members of our department. Besides the Junior specific training on Sundays, Junior members are welcome and encouraged to attend regular department training's and meetings.
Besides training, members of the Junior Squad respond to emergency calls(with limitations and supervision)and assist the department with operations and support functions on emergency and non-emergency scenes. They also host fundraising events for their squad and participate in fundraising events for the department.
In 2016, the Crawford Twp Vol Fire Dept Junior Squad began traveling around the state and region competing in Junior Firefighter Competitions. In 2017 at Miller's Ferry, they won their first Championship Title. In 2017, the squad hosting the 1st Annual Junior Firefighter Competition here in Currituck County. After a few years of rebuilding the Junior Squad and then taking a 2 year break because of Covid-19, the Junior Members were able to compete in the 2022 Warren County Junior Competition. With a LOT of hard work and dedication, the Junior Squad Placed 3rd in 4 different events (Jug o' War, Truck Knowledge, Pittsburg Rescue Drill and Stretcher Bearer) and 1st Overall in Field Events.
To support the education and training of our junior firefighters in becoming fully certified please feel free to follow the link below to donate. We appreciate and thank you for your support!
If you would like any additional information about our Junior Squad program, please use the contact information below.