2013 Introduction to the Fire Service
Connecticut Fire Academy announces the 2013 Introduction to the Fire Service. This exciting program will focus on introducing youth ages 14-17 to the Fire Service. There will be two individual sessions offered June 24-29, 2013 for ages 16 and 17 and July 15-20, 2013 for ages 14 and 15. This program is held in a "camp" type atmosphere. Each student will reside at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks for the duration of the course. Meals and lodging are included in the tuition. All applicants must be affiliated with a Municipal Fire Department and the department Chief and applicant’s parent must sign the application. Firefighter protective clothing is required for the program which includes a helmet, bunker coat, firefighter gloves, bunker pants with boots, safety glasses and work gloves.
Applications must be returned by April 19, 2013. Do not send payment with the application, you will be invoiced when accepted into the appropriate program. Application date has closed.
Link to additional information and a student application.
Advanced Skills and Concepts
This program targets graduates of Introduction to the Fire Service who are between the ages of 16-17 and who are affiliated with a municipal Fire Department.
This exciting program will continue the process of preparing youths ages 16-17 for the Fire Service. Students will be exposed to a series of advanced skills and concepts designed to expand and sharpen their skill and knowledge base and leadership abilities. Some of the topics covered include: Vehicle Extrication, High-Angle Rescue, Standpipe Operations, and Introduction to Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, Teaching Methodology and Leadership.
Link to Advanced Skills and Concepts flyer and application.
Junior Counselor Application
Since 2011, Junior Counselors have been incorporated into the leadership and educational structure of Introduction to the Fire Service Classes delivered by the Connecticut Fire Academy. Below are links to the Junior Counselor Application and an informational letter from ITTFS Program Coordinator Ian Tenney, which outlines details and requirements for potential candidates.
Please note that any successful graduate of a Regular (June or July) ITTFS Session that meets the minimum requirements may participate in the competitive selection process for the June or July Sessions. In order to qualify for a position as a Junior Counselor in the Advanced Skills And Concepts (ASAC) Program, a candidate must have graduated from a previous ASAC Session.
This position does not require a tuition fee on the part of the candidate or the candidate’s Fire Department. The Junior Counselor position is an unpaid internship position. Room, board, uniform shirts and ballcap are provided.
Link to informational letter from ITTFS program coordinator
Link to Junior Counselor Application
Application must be received by March 29, 2013 to be considered for an interview.