Murfreesboro Hosts Teen Fire Academy This June

Teens learn firefighting skills at Murfreesboro's fire academy.

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue is igniting interest in firefighting among the youth through its upcoming ‘Teen Fire Academy.’ This initiative aims to introduce teenagers to the fire service, providing them with practical training in firefighting skills and techniques, and fostering teamwork and leadership abilities. The academy is set to run from June 3rd to 6th at the Doug Young Public Safety Training Center located at 701 Bridge Ave., Murfreesboro.

The Teen Firefighter Academy is designed as a comprehensive program where cadets will engage in a variety of hands-on activities. These include fire extinguisher training, operating hoses, using firefighting equipment, and touring a fire station and dispatch center. Demonstrations on extrication, fire investigation, search and rescue, live fire, and repelling are also part of the curriculum, offering the participants a glimpse into the real-world scenarios firefighters face.

The four-day event, taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, is priced at $25 per teen cadet. However, space is limited to only 20 applicants, ensuring an intimate and focused learning environment. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue encourages interested parties to apply early to secure a spot in this unique and educational experience.

The academy will culminate in a graduation ceremony, celebrating the achievements and learnings of the teen cadets. This program not only aims to educate the youth about firefighting but also to inspire the next generation of firefighters by sparking an interest in a career that is both challenging and rewarding.

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