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Smyrna Police and Fire Youth Academy June 6 – 10

Ever wonder about the different types of fire trucks? Or how police officers use photography?

The Smyrna Police and Fire Departments are joining forces to provide a unique summer camp experience for the children of the Town of Smyrna. Designed for children ages 8 – 13 (rising 3rd – 8th grade students), The Smyrna Police and Fire Youth Academy will be held at Smyrna Fire Station # 2 (644 Fitzhugh Blvd) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Thursday, June 6 – 10. Students will participate in a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10.

Sessions are formatted in the style of a summer camp, including indoor and outdoor activities. The purpose of the academy is to interact with the children in a positive way and to demonstrate the activities both departments use on a daily basis. The primary focus is safety in the daily lives of these children in various situations involving both fire and police services. The academy will use the officers and division personnel to incorporate “hands on” activities of various skills that the participants will find both challenging and fun.


Safety is the priority. Experienced officers of both departments are instructing the classes; children will not use any tool or apparatus without adult supervision.

An application, $35 class fee, and liability release must be submitted for registration. The fee is to supplement the cost of food and transportation; the liability release allows treatment of injuries and transporting the students for facility tours.

The academy is open to students who are currently between ages of 8 and 13. Priority will be given to Town of Smyrna residents and first-time participants. The class is limited to 45 students.

Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably. Closed toe shoes, shorts, and t-shirts are recommended. Children should plan to wear a swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, and shoes that can get wet on the day we plan to swim.

Lunch will be provided Monday through Thursday. Water will be provided during activities. Please allow your child to bring a reusable water bottle each day. Please write your child’s name on their water bottle.

Applications will be accepted until the class is full. All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tiffany Lawson, 615-459-9735 x7503
Marsha Southerland, 615-267-5535

Make checks payable to Town of Smyrna. Applications should be delivered to:
Smyrna Fire Department Administration
Attention Tiffany Lawson
145 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Click here to download the Smyrna Police and Fire Youth Academy application.

**Due to demand, first time applicants will receive priority. Applications will be processed in the order they were received.



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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.