What is the law regarding Junior Membership in a Volunteer Fire Department?
The Nelson County Code reads as follows:
Sec. 5-1. - Junior firefighters.
Any person residing in the Commonwealth, either sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age and who is a member of a volunteer fire company within this county, is authorized, with parental or guardian approval, to:
(1) Seek certification under National Fire Protection Association 1001, level one, firefighter standards, as administered by the Department of Fire Programs; and
(2) Work with or participate fully in all activities of such volunteer fire company provided such person has attained certification under National Fire Protection Association 1001, level one, firefighter standards as administered by the aforesaid department.
A minor who was so certified on or before January 1, 2006, between the ages of fifteen (15) and sixteen (16) is not required to repeat the certification after his sixteenth birthday.