Register now for fire camp

Published 10:27 pm Friday, June 1, 2012

The Fire and Life Safety Camp teaches children how to shoot fire hoses, do basic first aid and more.

Applications for this year’s Fire and Life Safety Camp are due next week, so parents should get those applications for summer fun in soon.

The camp has four sessions scheduled this summer, beginning July 9 and running through Aug. 24.

The camp, for ages 7 to 10, is a half-day camp that features a variety of fun, challenging, entertaining and educational activities. The mission of the camp is to teach children safety lessons on things they encounter every day. Topics include firefighting, bicycle safety, water safety, search and rescue practices, first aid and much more.


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Participants will get the chance to interact with firefighters and other public safety officers and get a glimpse into what their jobs entail.

The fee for each weekly session is $65 per child, which includes a camp T-shirt, various school supplies, and lunch each day except Friday. The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Transportation to and from the camp is not provided. Participants can arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 1 p.m.

The sessions are as follows:

  • July 9-13 at Station 3, 1001 White Marsh Road
  • July 23-27 at Station 5, 3901 Bridge Road
  • Aug. 6-10 at Station 5
  • Aug. 20-24 at Station 6, 300 Kings Fork Road

The registration deadline is June 8. You can mail of drop off the application and fee to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Fire Camp, 300 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Checks should be made out to the Jeff T. Messinger Memorial Fund.

For more information, call Pam King at 514-4542 or Jeanie Brinkley at 514-4551. Application forms can be downloaded from