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Junior Fire Academy

VCFD's Junior Fire Academy is a FREE five-day camp designed for boys and girls ages 13-16 to experience what it's like to be a firefighter as well as learn about fire safety careers.

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2019 JFA video
VIDEO: 2019 Junior Fire Academy Announcement

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Three sessions available
Session 1 - July 29 - August 2, 2019

Session 2 - August 5 - August 9, 2019
Session 3 - August 12 - August 16, 2019
* Registrants must select desired session in ranking order *

TIME: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Ventura County Fire Services Regional Training Center - Camarillo Airport

COST: Free

The Junior Fire Academy is a fun and informative introduction to the firefighting profession and VCFD's Explorer Program. The five-day academy is taught by VCFD firefighters and features hands-on activities and interactive learning sessions. Students will learn about fire department organization, 9-1-1 dispatch, structure fire and brush fire suppression tactics, rappel operations, basic first aid and hands only CPR, as well as tour a local fire station and VCFD's aviation unit.

Notice to Parents:

  • Space limited to the first 25 eligible applicants per session. Others will be placed on a WAITLIST
  • Mandatory registration and liability waivers required
  • Camp shirts will be provided
  • Sunscreen encouraged
  • Water provided
  • Mon–Thurs: Bring your own lunch
  • Fri: Free BBQ lunch provided

Dress Code:

  • No open toe shoes
  • Comfortable clothes - Pant or jeans; no shorts or baggy clothes
  • Girls: No spaghetti straps, strapless, tube tops

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