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Teens learn to fight fires at WVU Extension Junior Firefighter Camp

A young person smiles at the camera while wearing full firefighting gear, including a hat. Parts of three other people in firefighting gear are in the frame as well.

Suited up in firefighter gear, this teen is ready for skill practice as part of WVU Extension’s Junior Firefighter Camp. (WVU Photo/Extension)

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WHO:   West Virginia University Extension faculty and staff, firefighters and emergency professionals plus participating teens, ages 14 to 17

WHAT: WVU Extension Junior Firefighter Camp is a summer camp inviting teenagers to learn hands-on fire and emergency services training under the leadership of experienced firefighters and other emergency professionals

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, to Thursday, June 23

WHERE: West Virginia State Fire Academy, WVU Jackson’s Mill, 160 Jackson Mill Road, Weston

NOTES: Here are some suggestions for the best photo and video opportunities.

  • Sunday, June 19, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Morning and afternoon live fire training sessions on aerial ops, search and rescue, vehicle fires and ventilation and ground ladders
  • Monday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Morning and afternoon training sessions on forcible entry, structural fire, aircraft rescue and firefighting, mobile water and master streams
  • Tuesday, June 21, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Morning and afternoon training sessions on rope rescue, water rescue, confined space rescue and auto extrication
  • Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m. – Live fire training with liquid propane pit fires



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