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Weeklong summer program is open to rising seventh- and eighth-graders

The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9.

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

“Our annual Junior Fire Academy is now in its seventh year and, since its inception, has graduated over 100 local youths. This program is a great way to show our community’s students a week in the life of a firefighter,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “We take great pride in educating the public through special programs and events, and the Junior Fire Academy is one of the most engaging.”

The Junior Fire Academy program 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 after 8 a.m. and must be picked up by 4 p.m.

Those interested in attending the Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by Friday, May 12. The application is available on the Fire Department page at forsythco.com. Space for the program is limited.

For more information about the Junior Fire Academy, call the Forsyth County Fire Department Public Education Division at (678) 455-8072. 

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