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Basic Firefighting Academy
June 14–June 19$450
Get an introduction in the training, tasks, skills and education needed for today’s firefighting workforce. Students work in teams consisting of engine companies, battalions, ladder companies and rescue units throughout the program. All activities are taught by professional firefighters, providing abundant opportunities for students to network and connect with fire and Emergency Medical Service professionals.
The Basic Firefighting Academy includes:
– Introduction to fire and emergency medical services
– Career planning, preparation and networking with fire department personnel
– Field activities, such as how to handle ladders, hoses and fire extinguishers
– Mentorship and hands-on activities provided by professional firefighters
– Opportunities for teamwork, problem-solving and leadership development
– Self-contained breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment
– Tours of local fire departments and fire-related manufacturing companies
– CPR Certification