Camps

Fire Fighter Camps provide classroom and practical training for young adults ages 14 - 17. These camps develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations. Young adults who are interested in the fire service as a career or looking for something different and fun to do over the summer are invited to check out these camps.


California Cadet Academyone week in duration held during the months of June, July and August is a residential summer camp for high-school aged students who are interested in becoming Firefighters, Police officers and Emergency Medical Technicians. Cadets who attend the Academy are trained in fire science, law enforcement and basic first aid (CPR certificate issued). The cadets are exposed to interactive scenarios that allow them to safely experience what Firefighters, Police Officers and Emergency Medical Technicians do on a daily basis.



IFSI Explorer - Cadet Fire School, Participate in the Annual Explorer-Cadet "Hands-On Training" Fire School, you will have the opportunity to work live evolutions that include:
  • Fire service hose work
  • Ladder work of all kinds
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Fire streams and water supply
  • Ventilation and forcible entry
  • Firefighter search and rescue
  • Ropes and knots
  • Rapid Intervention Team
  • Structural fire fighting under controlled fire conditions in IFSI's facilities

Rotations through controlled live burn & smoke evolutions constitute four days of intense training in a tough environment.


 Sponsored by: Oneida County Fire Chief’s Association, Oneida County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, MVCC and the Utica Fire Department/Academy.




Ohio Youth Fire & EMS Training Academy


WVU Junior Firefighter Camp, The camp provides classroom and practical training to further participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations for certification in NFPA 1001, Standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Goals of the camp include: 

  • Allowing youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long term members of emergency services.
  • Increasing awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services.
  • Providing departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks.
  • Developing leadership for America’s youth, who are tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Educating parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism.