Firehouse.com reports that the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, has selected 10 outstanding junior firefighter programs and Explorer Posts from departments nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant through the NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program. This is the second year that the program has honored ten exceptional junior firefighter programs with grants.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation to provide grants to help fire departments further develop their junior firefighter programs,” said NVFC Executive Director, Heather Schafer. “The 10 applicants selected by the Grant Review Committee stood out as exemplary junior firefighter programs that are making a positive impact in their communities. These departments are truly dedicated to preparing the future of the fire and emergency services – our youth.”

The competitive grant process drew applications from junior firefighter programs and Explorer Posts across the country. Recipients were selected based on program innovation, community impact, and financial need, among other criteria.

“We are thrilled to partner with the National Volunteer Fire Council to provide 10 fire departments throughout the country with the additional resources they need to prepare the next generation of fire service leaders,” said Stephan Shelton, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and co-chair of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation.

The NVFC and the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation wish to thank every junior firefighter program and Explorer Post who applied for the grants. The 10 recipients of the grants in alphabetical order are as follows:

Atlantic Highlands (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department
Bellevue (TX) Volunteer Fire Department
Boys Town (NE) Fire Department
Carlin (NV) Volunteer Fire Department
City of Northville (MI) Fire Department
City of Tonawanda (NY) Fire Department
Galax (VA) Volunteer Fire Department
Hedgesville (WV) Volunteer Fire Company
Neffsville (PA) Community Fire Company
Wissahickon (PA) Fire Company

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