Junior Firefighter Camp
Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters will host the 6th Junior Firefighter Camp for youth ages 11-15 this summer.
This week-long camp teaches participants about the basics of the firefighting profession as well as introduces them to good fire prevention habits. The camp is taught by Rancho Cucamonga firefighters who demonstrate basic firefighting skills through hands-on activities, games and classroom lectures. In addition to learning about personal protective gear, tools, hoses and hydrants, camp participants will learn the basics of first aid including Hands-Only CPR skills.
Each day, the junior firefighters start with physical fitness as firefighters stress the importance of strength and conditioning for the job. Then through activities such as relay races donning firefighting gear or coupling hoses, participants will get a taste of the skills and knowledge necessary for firefighting. The agenda throughout the week is filled with station tours, apparatus orientation, fire prevention lessons and games such as “A Day in the Life of a Firefighter” obstacle course.
Due to its popularity, the Fire District will host two camps this summer, with the first slated for June 12 – 16 and the second scheduled for July 10-14. Each weeklong camp takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and pre-registration is required. The cost is $74 per participant (Rancho Cucamonga residents get a $14 discount) and it is limited to 28 participants. There are a few spots still available, but it is expected to fill quickly!
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