Junior firefighters don’t take pop quizzes or fill-in-the-bubble tests.
The real test, according to junior firefighter Cassie Rowe, is at the scene of a structure fire or car crash.
Firefighters need to be calm. Firefighters should be able to talk to people.
Developing both skills can be hard to take out of theory in trainings and put into practice, she said.
“If you ever roll up on a fire scene, you better know what you’re doing,” Cassie, a senior at Anderson County High School, said.