Benton is very active in building future firefighters and helping teens learn through the Junior Firefighter Program. Essentially, any teen from age 14-18 can join the fire department. They are provided with free equipment and free professional training and are given important responsibilities at the station and on the fire scene. Junior Firefighters are supervised and trained by senior members and provide an important role to the department. The fire station is a place for Junior Firefighters to hangout after school, learn, have fun, and contribute to their community. Teens will benefit from the skills and life lessons they learn at the firehouse which could be obtained nowhere else. More importantly, they will be integrated into a network of friends that feel more like family.