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​Act 155

Act 155 was signed into law Nov. 3, 2022, and went into effect Jan. 4, 2023.

It allows the state training system to provide the same interior firefighting training to 17-year-old junior firefighters that was previously only allowed at career and technology center schools.

Act 155 applies only to junior firefighters who are at least 17-years-old on the first day of class, and only applies to finishing Entry Level Interior Firefighter Training, or ELIF. The exception is not applicable to any other fire training.

We are exploring a reduction in the minimum age to test for Firefighter 1 for 17-year-old junior firefighters who have completed ELIF, but no final action has been taken.

Access the updated Entry Level Fire Training Curriculum Policy (PDF).


Contact your field supervisor.


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Act 155 of 2022 amended the Child Labor Law to allow certain junior firefighters to enter burning structures in certain, limited situations.

Parental & Fire Chief Permission

Junior firefighters who meet the criteria must have written permission from their fire chief and legal guardian to participate.

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