Junior Fire Academy

Junior Fire Academy

VCFD’s Junior Fire Academy is a FREE five-day camp designed for girls and boys ages 13-15 to experience what it’s like to be a firefighter as well as learn about fire safety careers.

The Junior Fire Academy is a fun and informative introduction to the firefighting profession and VCFD’s Explorer Program. The five-day academy is taught by VCFD firefighters and features hands-on activities and interactive learning sessions. Students will learn about fire department organization, 9-1-1 dispatch, structure fire and brush fire suppression tactics, rappel operations, basic first aid and hands only CPR, as well as tour a local fire station and VCFD’s aviation unit.

JFA Kids

2023 Registration is Closed.

Three sessions available
Session 1 – July 17-21

Session 2 – July 24-28
Session 3 – July 31-August 4
* Registrants must select desired session in ranking order *

TIME: Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Ventura County Fire Services Regional Training Center – Camarillo Airport

COST: Free

Notice to Parents:

  • Space limited to the first 30 applicants per session. Others will be placed on a WAITLIST
  • Mandatory registration and liability waivers required
  • Camp shirts will be provided
  • Sunscreen encouraged
  • Water provided
  • Mon–Thurs: Bring your own lunch
  • Fri: Free BBQ lunch provided

Dress Code:

  • No open toe shoes
  • Comfortable clothes – Pant or jeans; no shorts or baggy clothes
  • Girls: No spaghetti straps, strapless, tube tops

For questions contact: JFA@ventura.org

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