Teenagers considering becoming a firefighter will soon get a hands-on course to see what it's like. 

Daniel Kalisz
Daniel Kalisz

The Osage City Council recently gave the fire department the go ahead to implement said program.

Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 will get to join a firefighter on the job. The mentoring program will allow teens looking to become a volunteer firefighter the ability to assist the fire department in limited capacity.

"The program would allow junior firefighters to roll up hoses and remain beside a mentor running a pump during fires. The teens would not be allowed at crash scenes or real emergency events." - Osage firefighter Tim Blake told KAAL.

A launch date has yet to be set.

According to the Courier, there is a similar program in Manly with regulations already in place to assist with establishing the group.

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