Tennessee junior firefighters train to defend reigning championship in first competition since 2019

  • Source: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
  • Published: 04/29/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Junior Fire cadets in New Market were getting in one last training session Thursday evening before heading off to the Warren County Junior Firefighter Competition in North Carolina this weekend. Market Junior Cadets are the reigning champions of the nationwide competition. It will be the first competition since 2019 after it was put on pause because of the pandemic. In the competition, teams of students between 13 years old and 18 years old compete against groups from across the country to see who can complete drills the fastest. It's the New Market Junior Firefighter team's third time headed to competition. It's something they said they'd been looking forward to for more than 2 years now. For them, it's a way to prepare for their future careers. "For me, it means a lot because I look up to the fire service. I like it and it's something I want to be a part of when I get older," said Isaac Cook, a junior firefighter.


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