The San Marcos Fire Department held its second annual Junior Fire Academy camp June 19 – 23. The camp was available for boys and girls ages 8 -11.
The mission of the camp was to install servant-leadership, teamwork, self-confidence, citizenship and friendship skills. The campers were introduced to different facets of firefighting and the equipment used in daily operations by members of the fire department. They experienced hands-on activities such as; CPR and bandaged a pretend wound, search and rescue, fire truck rides, and reached new heights in a fully extended bucket truck and ladder safety. The week of fun ended with a Stop, Drop, and Roll clown show, pizza party and award ceremony.
Captain Andrea Acosta and Engineer Louis Gonzales were the Chiefs of the camp along with the assistance of many firefighters and several parent volunteers. Engineer Gonzales said, “It was a whirlwind week of activity and fun was had by all!” The second session is July 24 – 28, 2017 and is currently full with 24 children.