In July, the Wilmington Fire Department will be holding its first ever Junior Fire Academy for high school students.
In July, the Wilmington Fire Department will be holding its first ever Junior Fire Academy! This coincides with several of the projects in the department’s work plan.
JFA will be July 19 – 23, 2021. There will be a morning session (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and an afternoon session (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.). Students will attend one of the two sessions. During the half-day, camp-like experience, high school students will have the opportunity to learn life-saving skills like CPR, first aid, and how to use a fire extinguisher, as well as experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter by trying on turnout gear, searching for a victim, and taking on a scaled down version of the Firefighter Combat Challenge. JFA is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
Junior Fire Academy is for high school students, ages 14-18. The department plans to take 10 males and 10 females. If you know anyone who would be interested in attending JFA, please encourage them to download an application here.