Forsyth County Fire Department offers fire camp, junior fire academy

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. —The Forsyth County Fire Department is holding two free summer camps instructing children about what it takes to be a firefighter.

The first camp, called Fire Camp, is for students entering sixth grade in August and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14.

The second camp is called Junior Fire Academy and is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28.

Both camps will be held at Department Headquarters at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex on Settingdown Road. Campers may be dropped off at the camp location after 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 5 p.m.

Both camp programs are offered free of charge.

Students attending Fire Camp and Junior Fire Academy will have the opportunity to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter.

From firefighting to search and rescue to CPR, the campers will have an unforgettable educational experience.

Space for the camp programs is limited.

“The Fire Camp and Junior Fire Academy programs are an exceptional way for students to learn what it is like to be a firefighter, and about the many services the Forsyth County Fire Department provides to this county every day,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.

“We pride ourselves on engaging our community’s youth through our educational and outreach programs.”

Those interested in attending Fire Camp or Junior Fire Academy must submit a completed application by May 1.

The application is available on the Fire Department page on the Forsyth County Web site at

www.forsythco.com or call the fire department headquarters at 770-781-2180 ext. 0.