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Junior Fire Academy Offered By Forsyth County Fire Department

The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County students 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 19, through Friday, June 23.

The camp provides participants with education and experience surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, EMS and more.

“The Junior Fire Academy is always a highlight of our year at the Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Beyond getting to experience what a week in the life of a firefighter is like, students will have the opportunity to learn lessons about teamwork, responsibility, leadership and general best safety practices.” 

The Junior Fire Academy program will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fire Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex (3520 Settingdown Road). Campers must be picked up by 4 p.m. daily.

Space for the program is limited. Those interested in attending the Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by Friday, May 5. The application is available on the Fire Department page on the Forsyth County website at and can be found by clicking here.

For more information about the Junior Fire Academy, call the Forsyth County Fire Department Public Education Division at (770) 205-4688 or email Fire Prevention Training Officer Erin Long at 

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