Local Fire Academy Offers Teens Hands-On Training in Firefighting Skills

Mar 06, 2024 at 10:19 am by Chandelar Williams

Murfreesboro, TN - The upcoming Teen Firefighter Academy is set to provide practical training for young cadets interested in firefighting. Held at the Doug Young Public Safety Training Center located at 701 Bridge Ave., the four-day academy will run from June 3rd to June 6th, commencing at 9 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. each day.
With a focus on imparting essential firefighting skills and fostering teamwork and leadership abilities, the academy aims to ignite the interest of participants in pursuing a career in the fire service. Teen cadets will engage in various activities, including fire extinguisher training, hose stream techniques, and equipment usage. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to tour a fire station and the dispatch center.
Throughout the academy, cadets will witness several demonstrations, covering topics such as extrication, fire investigation, search and rescue operations, live fire exercises, and repelling techniques. The hands-on nature of these activities ensures that participants gain valuable insight into the demands and responsibilities of firefighting.
Space for the academy is limited, with only 20 spots available for applicants. Interested teens can register for the program at a cost of $25 per cadet. Upon completion of the academy, participants will take part in a graduation ceremony, celebrating their achievements and newfound knowledge in firefighting.
This unique opportunity not only equips teens with practical firefighting skills but also instills in them a sense of responsibility and dedication to serving their community in times of need. For those passionate about firefighting and eager to learn, you can register by visiting https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/FormCenter/Fire-Rescue-25/Teen-Fire-Academy-134.
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