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Fire department offers summer camps
Participants can learn about safety
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Forsyth County News

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* Applications can be found online at www.forsythco.com under the fire department’s Web page.
* Completed applications may be faxed to (770) 781-2194 or dropped off at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex. Deadline is the close of business Monday.
* Fire Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13-17. For more information, call Public Safety Educator Michele Cranford at (770) 781-2180, Ext. 4028.
* Junior Fire Academy is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20-24. Space is limited but still available. For more information call Public Safety Educator Andrea Noble at (770) 781-2180, Ext. 5699.

Middle school students will have a chance this summer to learn about firefighting and related topics.

The Forsyth County Fire Department will conduct two free programs in June aimed at teaching sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders about life as a firefighter. They will also learn valuable fire and safety lessons.

“The fire department prides itself on inviting the community’s youth to learn more about what firefighters do each and every day,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.

“It is our hope that after attending the Fire Camp or Junior Fire Academy, these young people will know a little more about what is occurring when they see a fire engine driving down the road.”

For rising sixth-graders, Fire Camp will be offered June 13-17.

Participants will have the chance to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter, which includes search and rescue and life-saving techniques.

The fire department is also offering a Junior Fire Academy from June 20-24 for rising seventh- and eighth-graders.

Attendees can learn about firefighting, search and rescue, fire extinguishers, hazardous materials and CPR, among other topics.

Both camps will be held at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex, 3520 Settingdown Road.

Applications, which can be found online at www.forsythco.com, are due on Monday.