The Junior Firefighter Youth Foundation was founded in 2003 and is a community-based organization that aims to mentor, train and develop young minds for the future. Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Brent Burton is the CEO/founder of the foundation and County Fire Chief Deputy Daryl L. Osby serves as the director.
Burton is also the current president of the African American Firefighter Museum and former president of the Stentorians of Los Angeles County.
The foundation has created and developed the Junior Fire Cadet Program.