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April 23, 2024

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Firefighter Academy Offers Teens Hands-On Training

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.

Do you have a teen passionate about firefighting and eager to learn? This summer’s Teen Firefighter Academy in Murfreesboro provides 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 runs June 3 through June 6, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending 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.

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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.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.