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Junior Firefighter Camp

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Make plans to join us for the 2019 camp!

June 15-20, 2019
State Fire Academy
WVU Jackson’s Mill
State 4-H Camp
Weston, W.Va.

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: Priority registration ends May 28, 2019. A $50 late fee applies to late registrations after the priority deadline.

Ages: 14 – 17

Price: $325 (Includes meals, lodging, and six required camp t-shirts).

Scholarship Availability: Scholarships will be 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

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 camperJunior Firefighter Camp Documents:

Pay Junior Firefighter Camp Tuition Online

Mail all camp forms and, if paying by check, payment to:

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

Questions?

Contact the WVU Fire Service Extension at 304-269-0875, or email Brian Grieco.

Junior Firefighter Camp Benefits

LEADERSHIP

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

TRAINING

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

COMMITMENT

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

SUPPORT

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

CAMARADERIE

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

FUN

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