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Franklin Fire Department to Host Teen Summer Camp

The three-day program, which will take place from June 3-5, is designed to introduce rising 9th through 12th graders to the firefighting profession.

Registration for the Franklin Fire Department’s inaugural Lead with Fire summer camp for teens is now open at franklintn.gov/LeadWithFire!

The exploratory camp is being offered through a collaboration with the Williamson County Schools College and Career Technology Education Department, but your child doesn’t have to attend a WCS school to participate! The three-day program, which will take place from June 3-5, is designed to introduce rising 9th through 12th graders to the firefighting profession.

Students will complete several hands-on training evolutions to gain a better understanding of fire department operations and emergency response. Topics will include firefighting turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), vehicle extrication, search and rescue, hose operations, and aerial apparatus operations:

  • Dates: June 3-5, 2024
  • Time: 8 AM to 3 PM, daily
  • Place: Franklin Fire Training Center, 419 Century Ct., Franklin, TN 37064
  • Who: Rising 9th-12th graders, ages 14-18 (high school graduates are not eligible to participate)
  • Cost: $100. The fee will include lunch each day and a t-shirt. The camp is limited to 25 participants.
  • Dress: Wear athletic shorts for the morning session and bring long pants and closed toe shoes for the remainder of the day.
  • Register: franklintn.gov/LeadWithFire

The camp will be led by the FFD’s Explorer Program Coordinator, Firefighter David Konstant, along with other Franklin Firefighters. If you have questions, please contact Firefighter Konstant at david.konstant@franklintn.gov.

 

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