Junior Fire Marshal® Program

Junior Fire Marshal Program

Helping Communities Achieve Higher Levels of Fire Safety

The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program is turning millions of kids into everyday heroes.
Junior Fire Marshal Program

Fire Safety Is Part of Our DNA

A home fire occurs every 90 seconds in the U.S. and children are the most vulnerable. That’s why for 70-plus years and counting, our Junior Fire Marshal program has been at the forefront of fire safety education, deputizing more than 110 million children since its inception – turning everyday kids into everyday heroes.
Ralph Heard

In the News: An Everyday Hero

Stop, drop and roll. It’s what Ralph Heard did after his home furnace exploded when he was nine – a Junior Fire Marshal skill he credits for saving his family’s life. See him retell his story to ABC News as he visits a second-grade class in Atlanta.
Ron Howard & Don Knotts
Ron Howard & Don Knotts

110 Million Kids & Counting

Since 1947, we’ve deputized over 110 million Junior Fire Marshals. With a goal to deputize 5 million more children by 2022.
“Without the Junior Fire Marshal program, fire calls would be increased in some of our most vulnerable neighborhoods, compromising life safety.”
– Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, City of Hartford, Conn.

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