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Greenville Fire Dept. offering Jr. Firefighter Program

    The Greenville Fire Department is looking for new recruits, but not the kind you might be thinking. They have a new program aimed at teenagers who want fire fighting experience. Greenville firefighters say high school kids often approach them at career fairs, interested in getting into the profession. Many students were turned away because they weren't 18 and they later found other career interests. The department is offering a junior fighter program for teens. Students will get to experience the same training and classes all full time fire fighters get. When the student turns 18 they can apply as a Greenville Volunteer Firefighter or receive a letter of recommendation for another fire department. "I think it's a great thing for the youth to be able to come in and see what the fire service is all about. It gives them the opportunity for them to see if they want a career in the fire service," said Greenville Fire Department Assistant Chief Phillip Groves. 

For more information on how you fill out an application and sign up you can call the Greenville Fire Department at (270) 338-3305, stop by the fire station at 200 Court Street.

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