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Wesson Volunteer Fire Academy For Kids


Please join us in the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department's 2023 Fire Academy for Kids.

Fire Academy for Kids is a fun, educational, action-oriented program with two goals: to give children more life safety skills In fire safety, first aid, and injury prevention; and to introduce them up close and persona I to firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians. the equipment they use, and the jobs they perform. The prior will lead to increased life safety behaviors, by preparing the children to be able to prevent a fire or injury, and by preparing them to be able to react correctly should a fire or medical emergency occur. The latter will give them a better appreciation of firefighters and their often dangerous job, and will provide information to those who may be thinking about a future career in the fire/rescue service including Jr. Firefighter!

Children will participate In classroom learning activities and will perform hands- on training in fire safety, first aid, and firefighter skills...such as search and rescuing a "victim" while wearing a "'Blacked Out" Face mask, using fire hoses and donning turnout gear!

Home study sheets will be sent home and are Intended to Involve the whole family. (After all, life-safety knowledge and skills are Important for everyone).Parents will need to assist on each assignment for their child. Then the family should practice their escape routes. These will be sent home after the academy.

All activities will be carefully monitored for s.1fety by fire department personnel. No one will be made to per­ form an activity with which he or she may feel uncomfortable.

"Learning Safety, Being Safe, and Having Fun" Is our motto.

Fire Academy for Kids will be held August 26th, 8:00 AM - 4:00PM, Drop off time ls 7:30AM at the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department 1038 Spring Street In Wesson children ages 7-13. The camp is open to the first 45 children that pick up and return applications. Applications may be picked up at the Wesson Fire Department on Monday nights or downloaded from the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. Send email to to have an application e-mailed to you. A $10.00 registration fee must be paid at the time the application is turned in and a consent form must be completed. Scholarships are available If needed.

Fire Academy for Kids is a fun-filled educational program In which the children will learn and apply several aspects of life safety including fire prevention, fire safety, first aid as well as a small experience of what It Is like to be a firefighter and EMS, and much more!

The day will end with a graduation ceremony for family and friends to attend. held at the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department at 3:45 p.m. Parents and guardians are invited to share in your child's accomplishment.

Come at 3:00 PM and let your child show you some of things they have learned.

For more information, please contact Fire Chief Ken Carraway at 601-265-1694.They can also be contacted through Facebook on their Wesson Volunteer Fire Department page or email.

Consent Form
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Registration Form
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