Forsyth County students who want to know what it takes to be a firefighter can now apply for the seventh annual Junior Fire Academy.
The academy, which will run from June 5-9, is a free camp for rising seventh and eighth graders in the county.
“Since its inception, [it] has graduated over 100 local youths,” Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “This program is a great way to show our community’s students a week in the life of a firefighter. We take great pride in educating the public through special programs and events, and the Junior Fire Academy is one of the most engaging.”
Participants will have the opportunity to experience various aspects of being a firefighter, from learning how Forsyth County firemen fight fires to learning CPR and other necessary lifesaving skills.
The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at department’s headquarters, located at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex on Settingdown Road.
Space in the program is limited, and applications should be completed by Friday, May 12.
The application is available on the fire departments’ website at forsythco.com.