Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 5, 2014

Firefighting camp planned for W.Va. teenagers

MORGANTOWN —  The West Virginia University Extension Service is planning a camp for teenagers who may be interested in becoming firefighters.

The Junior Firefighter Camp is set for June 21-26 at the State Fire Academy at WVU Jackson’s Mill near Weston.

Participants will learn the basics of firefighting operations, including CPR and first aid, fire apparatus, hose line operations, personal protective equipment, ground and aerial ladder operations and self-contained breathing apparatus. They also will receive training in a variety of simulated emergency situations, including vehicle extrication and fires, airplane fires, wilderness firefighting and search and rescue.

The camp is open to teens ages 14-17. June 11 is the deadline to register. Tuition is $295.

 

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