April 22, 2021
North Bannock Fire Department (NBFD) and Pocatello Fire are teaming up with Idaho State University (ISU) for the 3rd annual ISU Junior Firefighter Camp sponsored by RestoreRite.
According to a post on the NBFD FB page, “The camp takes place at North Bannock Fire Station for a half day on Friday, June 18th and a full day on Saturday, June 19th. The camp is for 13 to 18-year-olds. Attendees will use the tools and develop skills required for Firefighting. There are only 24 available slots, so reserve your spot early. The Course number is 1645-01.”
The description on ISU’s Continuing Education & Workforce Training site states, “In this one- and one-half day camp 13 to 18-year old’s have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a firefighter! From trying on the gear to basic life-saving techniques, each student will get a hands-on experience using the equipment the fire service uses and work with actual firefighters throughout the area. Snacks and water will be provided both days lunch will be provided on Saturday but not Friday, as it runs from 1 pm – 5 pm. Perfect for any teen interested in working in fire service! The participant must be able to lift 30 lbs, follow instructions, stay on task, and be able to perform the task while wearing the firefighter turnout equipment. Athletic clothes and closed toe sneakers required.”
Registration is now open. Early registration is $20, and goes up to $25 after May 15.
To learn more, visit: https://cetrain.isu.edu/enrollment/course/junior-firefighter-camp/