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SCCC Announces Summer Fire Academy

The Public Safety Training Academy, the home for Emergency Services training in Sussex County, will be conducting a Summer Fire Academy from Monday July 8 through Friday July 12.  The Academy is open to students who have completed 8th grade as well as grades students in grades 9-12.  The Summer Fire Academy is a mix of learning and fun to achieve the goals of introducing students to the many facets of the fire service. Through classroom training, field trips, guest speakers and fire ground activities, students are exposed first hand to possible career choices as well as volunteer options.

It is anticipated that students will visit a 9-1-1 dispatch center, the New Jersey Forest Fire ground headquarters in Andover Borough and the New Jersey Forest Fire Aerial Operations in Andover Township as well as a Forest Fire observation tower. Guest speakers are invited from the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety to discuss Arson and demonstrate detection with an Arson dog. The Sussex County Haz-Mat team and the County Sheriff Incident Command Unit are also invited to participate.  
The registration fee for the program is $40.00 and includes two t-shirts and a Bar-B-Q lunch on the last day.  The Academy provides all the gear and safety equipment needed, students only need to provide sturdy shoes and rugged clothing.  A “graduation” ceremony is held during the week after the course and all are invited.
For further information contact the Public Safety Training Academy at 973-948-7897.

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