Auburn Fire and Rescue Junior Firefighter Academy
Evening summer camp program for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders going into Auburn Junior High School
The Junior Firefighter Academy is a free evening local academy that runs Monday through Friday. The academy is dedicated to exposing school age kids to what it is like to be a firefighter with the Auburn Fire and Rescue. The academy is a great opportunity for firefighters to help kids build a sense of teamwork and responsibility. We will accept registrations from children who are going into 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in August 2018.
The academy is designed to be fun, challenging, entertaining and educational all at the same time. We want the children to learn safety lessons about things around their homes and schools that they encounter every day. They will have short periods of lectures and lessons each day followed by opportunities to actively participate in exercises designed to reinforce what they have been taught.
Their lessons and activities will center on the day and life of a firefighter and fire and life-safety issues, but will also branch out to cover CPR, search and rescue and many other interesting topics. Attendees will be divided into teams of 5-7, which will operate as a “fire company” for all of their activities. Leadership principles will be taught to each child directly and indirectly.
We have trained medical personnel for our department at the level of Emergency Medical Technician– Basic up to Paramedic. Children will not be allowed to keep medication of any type in their possession. In cases of injury or illness that are serious enough to warrant treatment under our operational medical director’s protocols, your child’s status would be changed from “academy firefighter” to “patient” and could result in a transport to a hospital emergency room. Every attempt will be made to reach the parent/guardian prior to medical assistance being provided.
You should dress your child according to the weather forecast for the day. You may have your child wear shorts. 8th graders will need a pair of sweat pants for the crawling evolutions on Thursday. An academy t-shirt is provided on the first day. This t-shirt is required every day of academy. Closed-toe shoes and socks are required at all times.
In order for any child to attend academy, he or she will have to rely on you or another adult for daily transportation. Therefore, there is some time involved on your part. The Junior Firefighter Academy program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Auburn Fire Station #2, at 117 West Jackson, Auburn. Participants can be dropped off at the firehouse at the in between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Participants can be picked up no earlier than 8:30 pm and no later than 9 pm.
Please make sure participants eat prior to their arrival since we will be doing a lot of physical activity.
On behalf of Auburn Fire and Rescue, we thank you for your interest in the Junior Firefighter Academy and hope that your child will have a fun and positive learning experience.
-Registration packet must be filled out by the first day of the academy: Registration form, emergency medical authorization, Liability waiver, and Media/Photo Release Authorization.
Auburn Fire and Rescue Members
For more information about Junior Firefighter Academy, call Auburn Fire and Rescue Public Education Officer Ryan Evans at (217) 899-0525. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org