A chance for your child to be a firefighter for a week
Enrollment for TMFPD Kids’ Fire Camp is open now.

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Black

Reno, Nevada. May 4, 2016. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD), firefighters from Local 3895, and Washoe County Regional Parks are pleased to announce the third annual Kids’ Fire Camp. Enrollment for the camp is open now. The three day kids’ camp is open to adventurous boys and girls ages 11-14 who are interested in the fire service. The camp will host 40 participants this year.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application no later than Friday, May 20, 2016. For more information about Kids’ Fire Camp 2016 or application questions, visit or contact Maureen O’Brien at or (775) 328-3605.

The Kids’ Fire Camp will be held at Camp WeChMe at Galena Creek Park, June 13-15, 2016. The kids will stay overnight June 13 & 14.

WHO: Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Local 3895 & Washoe County Regional Parks presents Kids’ Fire Camp

WHAT: Kids ages 11-14 will learn about back country survival, firefighting, rescue techniques, water safety and CPR awareness

WHERE: Camp WeChMe at Galena Creek Park, 18350 Mt. Rose Highway

WHEN: June 13-15, 2016

COST: $99 per child; some scholarships are available

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BY MAY 20, 2016: Visit or call (775) 328-3605

Info about the camp: Attendees will learn CPR awareness, water safety, back country survival, firefighting and rescue techniques, as well as participate in daily physical fitness activities. All the activities will take place in a safe, friendly, fast-paced and competitive atmosphere and all instruction will be provided by active duty fire personnel from TMFPD.

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