WHO: Teens from six states aged 14-to-17; WVU Fire Service Extension faculty and adjunct instructors
WHEN: Saturday, June 15 to Thursday, June 20
WHERE: West Virginia State Fire Academy near WVU Jackson’s Mill; 2600 Old Mill Road, Weston
Giving teenagers from across the country first-hand experience in live fire simulations, search and rescue, vehicle and airplane rescue and first aid, the WVU Extension Service Junior Firefighter Camp allows a true firefighter experience under supervision of industry professionals, while inspiring teens to be community volunteers and leaders.
“Campers can earn certifications in CPR and first aid, which helps prepare them for roles within emergency services, as well as other jobs. But they also learn about teamwork, discipline and being leaders with their peers,” said Mark Lambert, director, WVU Fire Service Extension. “Our goal is to develop long-term community leaders who can serve in many capacities.”
BEST FILM OPPORTUNITIES: WVU President E. Gordon Gee and WVU Extension Service Interim Dean Sue Day-Perroots are tentatively scheduled to visit camp in the late morning of Tuesday, June 18.
Other exercises vary by day. Contact WVU Fire Service Extension Director Mark Lambert at 304.687.7228 to coordinate a visit and learn about the best opportunities on specific days.
CONTACT: Zane Lacko
WVU Extension Communications
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