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The Junior Firefighter Camp provides classroom and practical training to further participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations for certification in NFPA 1001, Standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications.

Who: Youth aged 14 by June 17, 2023 - age 17 by June 22, 2023

When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 - Thursday, June 22, 2023

Where: State Fire Academy - WVU Jackson's Mill

Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Scholarship Availability: Scholarships are typically offered to a select few who qualify. Please contact the WVU Extension Fire Service at 304-269-0875, or email for more details.

Camp Goals

  • Allow youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long term members of emergency services.
  • Increase awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services.
  • Provide departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks.
  • Develope leadership for America’s youth, who are tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Educate parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism.

Camper Requirements:

  • NFPA 1971 Compliant Turnout Gear (consist of a helmet, hood, coat, pants, gloves, boots)
  • NFPA 1981 Compliant SCBA with facepiece

Topics To Be Covered

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Hoseline Operations
  • Fireground Operations
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Ground and Aerial Ladders
  • Leadership and Team-Building
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Vehicle Fires
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Special Operations
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Forcible Entry
  • Live Fire Training
  • Urban/Rural Water Supply
  • Ventilation
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

 

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