Wilmington Fire Department to host Junior Fire Academy

  • Source: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington
  • Published: 06/06/2024 03:57 PM

The Wilmington Fire Department is hosting one of two sessions on June 10-14. High school students be able to earn life-saving skills like CPR, first aid, and how to use a fire extinguisher during the experience, as well as experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter by trying on gear, searching for a victim, and taking on a scaled-down version of the firefighter physical agility test. JFA is free to attend for participants and lunch is provided each day. “This is a great program for the youth in our community,” said Fire Chief Steve Mason. “It not only teaches them life-long skills but introduces and fosters the idea of a career in the fire service.” The program is intended to spark an interest in younger people to pursue a career in the fire services that may one day translate into a fire recruit for the Wilmington Fire Department.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe