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Posted on: June 29, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lil’ Firefighters Day Camp

Probationary Firefighter Travis Sweet taught Jr. Fire Academy camper, Colton Engler, on how the fire

The San Marcos Fire Department held its second annual Junior Fire Academy camp one week in June and July.  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!”  

Jr. Fire Academy June 2017 Group Photo by Don AndersJuly Group Photo
June group of campers and firefighters posing in front of the 1929 original fire truck from the SMFD, Ol' Betsy.July group of campers, firefighters, and San Antonio AirLife helicopter crew. 


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