Registration now open for kids fire academy

The Biloxi Fire Department is now taking applications for youngsters to attend its hugely popular educational fire camp.

Registration for the Academy for Kids Camp is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Department Station No. 1 in the Lopez Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Ave., and is available to the first 40 registrants in each the beginner and advance camps.   

The academy – a free, five-day participatory camp for children ages 7 to 12 – will take place at Fire Station No. 1, and at the nearby West End Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum, 1046 Howard Ave. The beginner academy, open to those who have never attended the academy, will be from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14, and the advanced academy, open to those who have attended the academy in past years, will be Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The sessions allow campers to learn life-safety skills in fire safety and first-aid through classroom activities, hands-on training and homework. They also are introduced up close and personal to firefighters, the equipment they use, and the jobs they perform. Each day, snacks and a beverage will be provided to the children.
See more and download the registration forms