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Junior Firefighter Camp

What Is Junior Firefighter Camp?

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.

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Youth age 14 by June 14, 2025 to age 17 by June 19, 2025


Saturday, June 14, 2024 - Thursday, June 19, 2025


State Fire Academy - WVU Jackson's Mill




Save the date for next year! Registration will open no later than January 2025. Check back here or Facebook page for updates.

Camp Details

Camp Goals

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

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.

Topics To Be Covered

aircraft fire

  • 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

Camper Requirements

  • NFPA 1971 Compliant Turnout Gear (consist of a helmet, hood, coat, pants, gloves, boots)
  • NFPA 1981 Compliant SCBA with facepiece

Returning Campers

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

Camp Sponsors

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

Check Payments

Please mail check payments to the following address:

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

For any questions or concerns, please contact the WVU Fire Service Extension at 304-269-0875, or email the WVU Fire Service Extension.