GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON STATE (USA) is once again offering its Junior Firefighter Program for young people aged 16-18 years old.

(Photo 1) Two agencies, both the Moses Lake Firefighters and Grant County Fire District 5 work as one team during a summer wildfire incident here in 2019. Mutual aid is important to area fire agencies. Photo Credit: Moses Lake Firefighters.

This is a really great way to see what the Fire Service is all about and how you can learn about what Firefighters do every day.

(Photo 2) Capt Bob Horst with GCFD5 watches as a mock patient is loaded in Life Flight during a mock drill on August 8, 2017. Photo Credit: Darrikk Gregg/Chief Deputy for the EOC with Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

It is also a golden opportunity to get your feet in the door with this life-saving profession.

You may never know until after you have completed this program, you may be instilled with becoming a volunteer or paid firefighter.

(Photo 3) GCFD 5 Firefighters along with many resources help stop a wildfire named the Hiawatha Fire which was quickly contained before reaching any other land or roadways.

Grant County Fire District #5 is currently recruiting for the Junior Firefighter Program and volunteer Firefighters. All training is free and the program begins in January 2023 and February 2023 for Volunteer Firefighters.

Applications can be found on their website or you can stop in person and get an application at 11058 East Nelson Road, their main Fire Station.

“Come join our family and have fun giving back to our community county-wide.” – GCFD5

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