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Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy

Summer camp program is for 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 week-long daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2016, will be held Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The camp program, now in its sixth year, is 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 is an outstanding way for our community’s students to learn what it is like to be a firefighter, and about all the many services our firefighters provide to this county each and every day,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The Forsyth County Fire Department takes great pride in our education and outreach efforts, and this program is a fantastic way to engage with the county’s youth.”


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, April 29. The application is available on the Fire Department page on the Forsyth County website at Space for the program is limited.


For more information about Junior Fire Academy, call the Forsyth County Fire Department Public Education Division at (770) 781-2180 ext. 0.

Click here for the application packet.

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