From the press release:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a firefighter? Now is the chance for 25 middle school aged children to do just that. Fire Escape is a 3 day summer camp put on by the Asheville Fire Department and is FREE of charge. This summer camp will open the eyes of a child to life as a firefighter and will allow them to participate in some fun firefighter activities. Fire Escape is a safe and fun way for a child to spend a few days out of their summer by meeting local firefighters, learning firefighting skills and making new friends!
Here is a list of some activities the campers will be involved in:
Use of firefighting gear
Use of fire extinguishers
Use of vehicle extrication tools
Search and rescue techniques
Fire Escape will be held June 11, 12 & 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Local 865 Firefighters Association camp off Clayton Rd. If you know of a middle school aged child who would like to attend this fun filled fire camp, please visit www.ashevillenc.gov/fire to download an application under FIRE ESCAPE. There are only 25 slots available so hurry and apply today.