1,200 volunteer children train in youth fire brigades
In 80 youth fire brigades located across the Grand Duchy, children are taught the basics of the profession. Children are accepted for training from the age of 8, and in some brigades from the age of 6. The curriculum includes both theory and practice. The specifics of training depend primarily on the age of the young volunteers.
At the age of 16, volunteers can officially work in youth fire brigades. And from 18 onwards they can become full members of the CGDIS or a volunteer firefighter. To do this, they need to pass a special exam.
CGDIS would not have been able to operate in full force without the help of volunteer firefighters. Training in youth brigades is one of the foundations of this assistance. Without them, the influx of new firefighters, professionals and volunteers would have been much smaller.