The Milwaukee Junior Fire Institute is committed to providing a safe, fun, and physically challenging learning environment for students in the Greater Milwaukee area. We strive to teach others about the chain of command, working in a quasi-military organization, an increased awareness of the fire service, and being an active member of the community. We believe that whether a person decides to make firefighting a career is not as important as the ability to learn the concepts that we apply on a regular basis. While at the training academy, we strive to teach respect, honor, loyalty, trust, teamwork, humility, and determination. As part of our mission, we feel it is our job to make sure we enrich the futures of our youth and lead them to a successful path, wherever it may lead.
We will achieve our mission by volunteering in our community, serving as role models, and leading by example. We will always strive to do our best and to be ready to reach out to those that need a helping hand. Teamwork is at the core of our foundation, and we realize that through teamwork, we will be there for one another, bringing one another up instead of tearing one another down. Our presence in public spaces will be honorable; we will become and help others become prominent role models for future generations.
At the training academy, we are a family; off the training academy grounds, we remain a family. We will be able to confide in our fellow companions and be there in their lowest points. As we go on to be leaders in our community, we will carry on these characteristics with “Pride, Respect, and Honor.”