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Summer 2014 Junior Fire Academy

The Forsyth County Fire Department is inviting Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free week-long summer camp program.

The Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2014, will be held Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1.

In addition to the week-long program, the Fire Department is also welcoming returning candidates who have participated in a previous camp with the department to take part in a special two-day Junior Fire Academy on Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23.

Both camp programs are offered free of charge.  

Those attending the Junior Fire Academy will have the opportunity to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter. From firefighting to CPR, the campers will have an unforgettable educational experience.

“The Junior Fire Academy program continues to be an exceptional way for students to learn what it is like to be a firefighter, and about the many services the Forsyth County Fire Department provides to this county every day,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “We pride ourselves on being able to engage our community’s youth through our educational and outreach programs.”

The Junior Fire Academy programs for both new and returning candidates will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex on Settingdown Road. Campers may be dropped off at the camp location after 8 a.m. and must be picked up by 4 p.m.

More Information:

Those interested in attending either Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by May 16. The application is available on the Fire Department page on the Forsyth County Web site at www.forsythco.com. Space for the programs is limited.

For more information on Junior Fire Academy, call Fire Department Headquarters at 770.781.2180770.781.2180 ext. 0.
Junior Fire Academy 2014 Application Packet