Camp aims to spark teens' interest in firefighting career

The program is open to students between the ages of 15 and 17; there is no cost to attend


MLive.com

SAGINAW, Mich. — The Saginaw Fire Department is offering high school students in the city a window into a career as a firefighter.

The Fire Department Youth Camp program is open to all Saginaw students between the ages of 15 and 17. The program runs from Aug. 24-28. Saginaw Fire Department Engineer Chedrick Greene has taken the lead on the educational outreach program, intended to introduce Saginaw youth to firefighting as a potential career path.

"It's going to be pretty hands-on," Greene said. "I think it's going to be good exposure for a lot of these kids." The week-long camp puts participants through several training scenarios that firefighters may experience in their profession.

Full story: Teens invited to be Saginaw firefighters for a week at youth camp

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