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Advanced Firefighting Academy
September 13, 2019, 8:00 am–5:00 pm$450
The advanced academy is open to high school students who have previously participated in the Discover Firefighting Academy. It also is open to students who belong to a fire science explorer program (with adviser/chief’s signature). This academy presents students with advanced training, knowledge and challenges associated with fire and emergency medical services.
The Advanced Firefighting Academy includes:
– Advanced emergency medical service preparation
– Career planning, preparation and networking with fire department personnel
– Advanced field activities in handling ladders, hoses and fire extinguishers, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), personal protective equipment (PPE) and search and rescue techniques
– Modified physical agility test including aerial ladder-climbing and hose-dragging
– Simulation experiences such as a car fire and live tower burns
– Tactic exercises
– Tours of local fire departments