Jr. Fire Marshal Academy Seeks Future Firefighters
Deadline for registration is Monday, March 20.
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The City of Durham’s 12th Annual Jr. Fire Marshal Academy will be held April 10-13. Youth ages 11-15 will learn about all things fire, and the theme is “Emergency Services.” The free program is sponsored by the Durham Fire Department in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation and is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about careers in the fire industry as well as acquire real life skills through fun, hands-on activities.
“We want to teach participants about the fire services industry by giving them a true picture of what we do on a day-to-day basis” says Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Edward Reid. “As participants learn about what we do, they will become safety ambassadors and may even consider fire service as a viable career.”
There are 25 slots available, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register online on or before Monday, March 20 at DPRPlayMore.org using course #5070.
Parents or guardians are required to attend a mandatory meeting at the Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park (CFLRC) at 1309 Halley St. on Thursday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m.
The program will be held at the CFLRC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must attend every session of the program in order to graduate as a Jr. Fire Marshal. Lunch will be provided daily.
For more information, visit the Durham Fire Department’s page or contact Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Edward Reid at 919-560-4242.
Source: City of Durham