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Junior Firefighter Camp

junior firefighter camp

2022 Camp – June 18-23

State Fire Academy
WVU Jackson’s Mill
State 4-H Camp
Weston, West Virginia

The Junior Firefighter Camp provides classroom and practical training to further participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations for certification in NFPA 1001, Standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications.

Registration Deadline: Friday June, 3rd 2022 

Ages: 14 – 17

Scholarship Availability: Scholarships typically offered to a select few who qualify. Please contact the WVU Fire Service Extension 304-269-0875 for details.

car rescueGoals of this camp include:

  • Allowing youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long term members of emergency services.
  • Increasing awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services.
  • Providing departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks.
  • Developing leadership for America’s youth, who are tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Educating parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism.

aircraft fireSome instructional topics to be covered include:

  • CPR and First Aid
  • Hoseline Operations
  • Fireground Operations
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Ground and Aerial Ladders
  • Leadership and Team-Building
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Vehicle Fires
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Special Operations
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Forcible Entry
  • Live Fire Training
  • Urban/Rural Water Supply
  • Ventilation
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting
Volunteer Staff Needed - Get Involved

Camper Requirements:

  • NFPA 1971 Compliant Turnout Gear (consist of a helmet, hood, coat, pants, gloves, boots);
  • NFPA 1981 Compliant SCBA with facepiece;
  • Cotton clothing including pants, shorts and t-shirts.

Returning Campers:

Returning campers will be placed in the Advanced Training Group and learn skills relative to his/her experience.

junior firefighter camper Register for Junior Firefighter Camp

Mail Check payments to:

WVU Fire Service Extension
Junior Fire Fighter Camp
2600 Old Mill Rd
Weston, WV 26452


  • Question: What time is camp check-in and registration?
    Answer: 1 p.m. (13:00)
Do you have other questions? Contact the WVU Fire Service Extension at 304-269-0875, or email Brian Grieco.

Junior Firefighter Camp Benefits


Campers develop leadership skills and receive encouragement from their parents, peers, and professionals to become engaged members of their communities.


Campers acquire insight and interest in becoming long-term members of the emergency services field.


Campers gain an increased awareness for volunteering and/or a career in the fire/emergency services.


Campers become trained junior firefighters who can aid departments in accomplishing non-emergency tasks.


Campers make new friends and create peer groups with people from various states, interest areas, and backgrounds.


Campers enjoy leisure activities like sports and swimming.

Junior Firefighter Camp Sponsors

  • WVU Extension Service
  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia State Firemen’s Association
  • West Virginia State Fire Chief’s Association
  • West Virginia State Fire Commission
  • LION