Kids, ages 11 through 14, can learn about being a firefighter at Lynnwood’s Kids Fire Camp Sept. 1-4.
Fire Camp is a four-day program offered to middle school aged children that provides fire and life safety education and promotes injury prevention by encouraging healthy and safe behaviors. The program is designed to instill self-confidence, teamwork, and a basic understanding of their role in being part of a safe community through a variety of fun and exciting activities.Campers are grouped into eight-member teams, and each team is mentored and supervised by professional firefighters. Activities include putting out a flammable liquid fire with a fire extinguisher, climbing a 100-foot aerial ladder truck, developing the traditional skills of a bucket brigade and hand pumper crew, water safety, auto extrication, and participating in a Kid’s Fire Muster.
The camp will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The fee is $100. Register at: www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/Public-Safety/Fire-Department.htm. Children must be 11 years old by July 1 to be eligible to enroll. A limited number of scholarships will be available through the fire department. Please call 425-670-5300 for scholarship details.
The camp is sponsored by the Hazel Miller Foundation, Verdant Health Commission and the IAFF Union Firefighters of Lynnwood.