Children interested in learning about the job firefighting will have an opportunity to look behind the scenes during the Roseville Fire Department's Kids Fire Camp, June 25-30.
The department will select 24 campers, ages 11 to 14. Those attending the camp will learn about water safety, first aid, rescue practices, physical fitness and firefighting skills, according to a Fire Department news release. Campers will work in teams and put their skills into action through a variety of hands-on exercises.
Off-duty Roseville firefighters will volunteer their time to serve as camp counselors throughout the week.
Prospective campers must complete an application, including a one-page letter describing their reasons for wanting to attend the 2012 Kids Fire Camp. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or principal is also required.
Cost of the camp is $175. Scholarships are available, with certain income restrictions.
Applications are due by May 25 and are available online at www.roseville.ca.us/firecamp.