TULIA -- The Tulia Volunteer Fire Department is launching a new junior fire fighter program to help promote awareness about the importance of volunteers in fire departments throughout rural communities.
The meeting is on June 22 at 3 p.m. at the Tulia Fire Station located at 203 N. Maxwell.
Any students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply to be a part of this initiative, with the department planning to have up to six students in the program.
The junior fire fighters will become active members of the department participating in training drills, attending regular meetings and community events, while being able to see fire fighters in action during real fire calls by acting in a support capacity on the fire trucks.
“The department is very excited about the future of this new program. Emergency services are a calling, which is hard to walk away from once you get involved. We hope when students learn about volunteer fire fighters they will be committed long-term, which will help not only our department, but state-wide if they move and continue serving in other communities, “said Fire Chief Johnny Daniels about the program.