Glenham Fire District Junior Fire Academy
By Slater Chemical Fire Company
April 22, 2023

The Glenham Fire District Junior Firefighter Summer Academy is a free week-long summer camp for school-aged students interested in joining the fire service one day. This camp is a great opportunity for firefighters to help kids build a sense of teamwork and responsibility. We are accepting applications for the Junior Fire Academy from children who are going into grades 4 - 8 for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications will be sent to the email on file mid-May. We will accept 25 kids into the program on a first-come-first-serve basis. If the class is full when you register, you will be added to a waitlist.

This camp is designed to be fun, challenging, entertaining, and educational. We want the children to learn safety lessons about things around their homes and schools that they encounter every day. They will have short periods of lectures and lessons each day followed by opportunities to actively participate in exercises designed to reinforce what they have been taught. Camp activities will focus on what it's like to be a firefighter as well as other fire/life safety topics like search and rescue, fire extinguishers, and first aid. Attendees will be divided into teams, which will operate as a “fire company” for all of their activities. Each child will get the opportunity to be the “company officer” for a day. Leadership principles will be taught to each child directly and indirectly.

The dates/hours for camp are as follows:

Monday - Friday, July 17 - 21, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 22, 2023 - 1 p.m (graduation ceremony).

On behalf of the Glenham Fire District, we thank you for your interest in the Junior Fire Summer Academy, and hope that your child will have a fun and positive learning experience.

If you are interested in registering your child for this event, please fill out this Google Form: