National Junior Firefighter Program Video Contest Now Open

Get your camera ready: the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program video contest is now open. In a two minute or less video, tell us: "Why are you a junior firefighter?"

The contest, sponsored by California Casualty, is open to individuals (ages 10-21) and groups of junior firefighters/junior firefighter programs. Videos will be judged on creativity and their overall message. The contest is open for submissions until Saturday, November 2, 2013. Online voting will be open on the National Junior Firefighter Program page on Facebook ( from November 3-November 12. The Top 10 Finalists will then be reviewed by our panel of judges: Dave Statter (, Roxanne Dean (California Casualty), and Bob Timko (NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program Advisory Group).

Your submissions will show the world why being a junior firefighter is rewarding - and important. It's your chance to explain why being a part of your fire department as a teen is helping your community, preparing you for the future, or just a lot of fun! In addition, there are also some great prizes, including a $250 cash prize for one grand prize winner in each category (individuals and groups), an NVFC and California Casualty goody bag, recognition on the National Junior Firefighter Program web site and other media, and a personalized plaque. Runners-up will receive cash prizes, personalized certificates, and recognition. Visit  to view a full list of prizes and official contest guidelines.

Both individual junior firefighters and junior firefighter programs must be registered with the National Junior Firefighter Program to win. Registration is free at Submit your entry by November 2 on the Video Contest tab of the National Junior Firefighter Program page on Facebook at  Find out more at

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