Junior Fire Marshal Program

The deadline to apply to the 2016 Junior Fire Marshal Program has passed. Please email Pubic Education Coordinator Sierra McKoy or call 919-560-4242, ext. 19242 with any questions.
Students ages 11-15 have the opportunity to do something exciting and educational for Spring Break. The Durham Fire Department and the City of Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department team up annually to present the Junior Fire Marshal Program. The program is offered during the Durham Public School spring break and allows participants to explore different careers in the fire service industry and other careers within the City of Durham while learning to become safety ambassadors for the community.
Lessons Learned
During the 4-day period students participate in hands-on activities, field trips, and team building exercises, and will learn about:
  • Character building
  • Fire safety
  • Personal development
The 2015 program theme was: “Service to Community.”

Time and Location
The program usually takes place in the last week of March to the first week in April from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pick-up and drop off each day takes place at:
Lyon Park Recreation Center
1309 Halley Street
Durham, NC 27707

Participants must attend each day of the program in order to graduate.  Participants are deemed Junior Fire Marshals at the graduation ceremony. The program is free of charge, and lunch is provided daily. Applications must be submitted by a deadline for consideration. For information, call 919-560-4233 ext. 19242.