Junior Fire Marshal® Program

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Turning Everyday Kids into Everyday Heroes

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The Hartford created the Junior Fire Marshal® (JFM) program to teach children the basics of fire prevention and safety. Since the program began in 1947, we have deputized more than 110 million children as Junior Fire Marshals – generations of children proudly displaying our signature red fire helmets – and we won’t stop there! In celebration of 70 years empowering children to be fire safe, we commit to bringing the JFM program to 1.5 million additional children in the top 100 cities with the highest risk for home fires from 2017-2019.

How Does the Junior Fire Marshal Program Work?


Use our JFM materials to teach kids fire safety lessons including how to prevent a fire and what to do if a fire starts.


  • Learn about fire safety and their “superpowers.”
  • Are deputized as Junior Fire Marshals.
  • Receive a JFM helmet.
  • Spread the word about fire safety to family and friends.
  • Take action to stay safe and be prepared if a fire starts.


  • Fires are prevented.
  • Lives are saved.
  • Kids, families and communities prevail.
  • Communities are safer!

Our Program's History

The Hartford has cared about protecting people and their property from fire since 1810. When we began as a fire insurance company, employing our own fire department to protect customers. In 1947, with loss of life and property damage from fire still a problem in our nation, The Hartford created the JFM program as a coast-to-coast public service. As one of the country's oldest corporate sponsored public education programs, JFM teaches children the basics of personal fire safety and gives families the information they need to be prepared in a fire emergency.
Over the years, celebrities have helped The Hartford recognize children who saved lives and property, armed with the knowledge they acquired from the JFM program.
Take this quiz to identify them and learn about their special contributions.

Additional Fire Safety Resources

Learn more about common causes of fire and how you can prevent, detect and escape them.

Our Progress

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Watch our progress grow as we deputize new Junior Fire Marshals!

Is Your City at Risk?

The Hartford released its ranking of the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk. 

Our 70-Year Legacy

Watch how The Hartford has created a 70-year legacy of fire safety.

Top 5 Fire Safety Tips for Kids

Print these fire safety tips to hang in your classroom or on your refrigerator.

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