Students Get Hands-On Look at Firefighting

20 Kids are Attending LSC's Fire Camp

DULUTH, Minn. – Local high school students are spending part of their summer learning what it takes to be a firefighter.

Twenty kids are spending the week at Lake Superior College’s Fire Camp leaning from actual Duluth firefighters.

Organizers hope the camp encourages kids to get into firefighting.

“This is a great opportunity to get some hands-on experience and see if this is something they want to do as a career,” said Heath Wiersma, Fire Camp instructor.

For Cloquet’s Alex Munoz, this is his second time at Fire Camp.  Munoz wants to be a firefighter and appreciates being able to spend the week in the firefighters’ boots.

“It’s way more hands–on than I thought it would be,” said Munoz.  “It’s really fun getting to use all the equipment and knowing what everything is used for.”

Fire Camp runs through June 23rd.  Anyone interested in attending next summer should click here for more information.

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