What does it really take to be a firefighter? Your future fifth grader can discover that this summer when the Burleson Fire Department hosts two free four-day (from 8 a.m. - noon) Junior Fire Academy sessions in 2018. The deadline to apply is June 15.
Junior Fire Academy is for students who are entering the fifth grade in the fall of 2018. Each academy is limited to 12 students.
This is the fifth year that the Junior Fire Academy is being offered. There are two sessions to pick from.
Participants receive their own bunker gear, tour the fire stations, and learn about disaster safety, extrication, fire safety, fire hydrants, fire hoses and ladders. The search and rescue training involves a maze (simulated dark conditions) in the training tower at Fire Station #2.
Applications are also available at Fire Station #1, 828 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. Contact Firefighter Dennis Koslowsky or Secretary Kristie Menchaca at 817-426-9176 for more information.
Burleson 5th graders get a taste of firefighting through 2015 Junior Fire Academy