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Junior firefighters make a difference

Teens become part of the program to help the community

Paying it forward.  Members of the Cadyville Jr. Firemen program are (front from l-r) Taylor Duquette and Katie Downey, and back (l-r) Dylan Spellman, Danny Williams, Kellen Louis and Greg Carrow.

Paying it forward. Members of the Cadyville Jr. Firemen program are (front from l-r) Taylor Duquette and Katie Downey, and back (l-r) Dylan Spellman, Danny Williams, Kellen Louis and Greg Carrow. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— “These are teens that care about people and want to give back,” Jock said. “They are technically a member of junior status.”

The program provides the youth with four years of training on what the fire service is.

“I think they get a lot more respectful,” said Mr. Duquette. “They are helping their community.”

Greg Carrow joined the program because he wanted to help out his community. He also gets to learn more about the fire service and make new friends.

Since he has joined the program, the teen said he has become more respectful and accomplished.

“The toughest part is learning the trucks,” he said. “There are so many different parts.”

For Mr. Duquette's daughter, fire fighting has been in the family a long time.

Remembering every task is the toughest part of the program.

The most exciting part is going on calls and helping people.

“It has changed my life and made me more responsible,” she said.

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