From Mercer Me: Spotlight: Teenage Fire and EMS Volunteers Serve Community in Hopewell Valley Fire Departments
A growing group of Hopewell Valley young people have dedicated themselves to helping their neighbors by training as volunteer first responders. Hopewell Fire Department & Emergency Medical Unit has nine teenagers in its Youth Firefighter/EMT Program. Pennington Fire Company has two, with several others who plan to join and are participating in the required interview process, and several who last year turned 18 and became full firefighters. As young as 14, all are important to the future of the township’s long-standing tradition of volunteer fire and emergency service.