VIDEO: Dozens of kids donned Spokane Fire gear, “saved lives” and sprayed “flames” at the department’s fifth annual “Kids Junior Firefighter Academy" on Sunday.
Jamie McIntyre, the Community Risk Reduction Manager for the Spokane Fire Department (SFD), said the junior academy is all about teaching families about fire safety and making it fun.
"We're trying to teach people things that they can do to be safer before an event happens,” McIntyre explained. “So this event includes fun things as well as safety focused stuff."
Kids between two and 12 years old ran around Wall Street in downtown Spokane practicing their firefighting skills and learning more about how Spokane Fire protects our city.
In addition to the event being educational, McIntyre said she hopes it inspires some kids to take an interest in firefighting.