Registration for the Linden Fire Department’s annual Junior Fire Academy is now open! The Academy will meet daily from 8am until 3pm beginning on Monday, June 28, 2021 and conclude on Friday, July 2, 2021. After the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony for the recruits in which a limited amount of family and friends are welcomed to attend.
The five-day program offers Linden youth graduating grades 7th and 8th an opportunity to learn about the fire service. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, and fun hands-on activities presented by members of the Linden Fire Department, the “recruits” will learn about fire safety and Linden Fire Department Operations. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Fire Safety, Engine and Ladder Company Operation’s, Car Extrication, Rope Rescue, HazMat/Decon and First Aid/CPR. All of the training will take place at the Union County Fire Academy which is conveniently located in Linden.
“The Junior Fire Academy provides an opportunity to educate the recruits about the Linden Fire Department, the services we provide and enlighten them on the possibility of a future career in firefighting”, said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Brady.
The program is offered free of charge, however, space is limited. Applications are available at Fire Headquarters; located at 302 South Wood Avenue, or online here.
Applications must be completed and returned to Fire Headquarters by 3pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.
For more information, contact Deputy Chief Kevin Brady.