Guilford Fire Department Cadet Aiden Fiala completed the Connecticut Fire Academy's Introduction to the Fire Service program.
Introduction To The Fire Service (ITTFS) is an immersive, residential program designed to provide youths between the ages of 14 and 17 with an opportunity to explore the Fire Service. A strong emphasis is placed on teamwork, self– and mutual respect and character as students select their own leaders and learn the basics of Fire Department organization, the Incident Command System and the core fireground skills required of successful engine, ladder and rescue company personnel. ITTFS courses are taught by a small, hand-picked and specially trained team of instructors. The environment that they create in ITTFS provides a safe, empowering, inclusive, positive, teamwork and character based learning experience. Over the years, participation in ITTFS has inspired graduates to become full members of their Fire Departments, seek out college opportunities within Fire and EMS and to earn positions as career Firefighters.