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Junior Fire Academy teaches kids life skills, safety
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Prevention Director Chris Archer helps a fire cadet aim the firehose during a game of water tug-of-war at the fire station June 21. - photo by Jessica Taylor
There’s more to being a firefighter than just extinguishing fires, as nearly 30 kids learned last week at the eighth annual Junior Fire Academy. Dawson County Emergency Services hosted its annual Junior Fire Academy from June 18-22 at Fire Station No. 7 next to Dawson County Middle School. Rising and current middle schoolers had the chance to hang out with firefighters and have fun. “The kids had a blast. They’re getting lots of learning along with some fun,” Prevention Officer Chris Archer said. “Not only do we get to reach out and show them how we act as firefighters and teach them some of the skills we have, but we also got to incorporate some life safety messages and keep them safer as well.”