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Junior Fire Institute

Are you a high school student or recent graduate curious about a career in the fire service?

Milwaukee Fire Department Junior Fire Institute (JFI) is looking for students (ages 14-20) to join our team. The JFI meets once a month and participants are taught basic firefighting and first-aide skills. JFI members also have the opportunity to get an inside look at the fire department and decide if it is a career they would like to pursue.

The MFD provides all of the JFI members equipment, so participants simply need to show up with a good attitude and an open mind. Our experienced firefighters, who all volunteer their time to this initiative, are proud to provide the JFI's exciting, hands-on learning opportunities.

JHI members will become familiar with performing firefighting tasks with actual firefighting equipment, and participate in various community service functions for the Milwaukee Fire Department. Our volunteer staff is composed of all ranks and includes members of the Milwaukee Fire Department’s special teams such as Dive Rescue, Hazardous Materials and Heavy Urban Rescue.  You can find current JFI events, pictures and up to date information on their facebook page at

All JFI members are able to purchase uniform shirts for a nominal fee. If you are interested, please contact Lt. Jeff Gauthier.

Junior Fire Institute Annual Agenda

Schedule is subject to change. All start times will be at 0900 meeting at the Milwaukee Fire Department Training Academy located at 6680 N. Teutonia Ave. Time changes will be provided in advance thru email and Facebook notifications. Contact Lt. Jeff Gauthier with questions.

January Introduction, Gear Fitting, Expectations of members
February SCBA Orientation
March US Bank Climb Prep, First Aid, Mock Drills
March Us Bank Fight for Air Climb
April Dispatch Center Tour
May Combat Challenge Prep, Search & Rescue
May North Shore Combat Challenge (to be announced)
June Special Teams Demo
July Engine Operations / Swamp Drill
August Aerial Climb, Confidence Course with Smoke
September Truck Operations / Ladder Drills
October SCBA Review, Layouts review, Fire Extinguisher Safety Certification
November Academy Day
December Holiday Party












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