Firefighter Summer Camp Teaches Respect

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It is a summer camp unlike any other. The campers still have fun and make friends, but they also learn to fight fires. Fox’s Kimberly McDougall takes you inside this one-of-a-kind camp.

If you were to ask these kids what they want to be when they grow up, you will likely get this answer.

Brevik: “I want to be a fire man when I grow up.”

Philips: “I have wanted to be a firefighter since I was 3 years old. I have my room painted as a fire fighting scene.”

Kylie, Kyle and 34 children are getting the chance of a lifetime to walk in a firefighters boots, literally. They are extinguishing fires all week long at the Roseville fire training center. They’ll learn how to extricate a person from a vehicle, and how to perform CPR.

Philips: “I’ll be able to take home that friendships are forever and sometimes you need to man up to a situation if it’s very scary. If you need to do something, get it done.”

The experience has given this group of kids a whole new level of respect for this job and fire.

Brevik: “I think they risk their lives trying to save everyone.”

Philips: “I have learned putting out fires is really hard and it’s always really hot when you are in that big suit.”

Camp coordinator and Roseville firefighter Joe Lapenna and says this camp has even encouraged kids to pursue their dreams.

Lapenna: “It has. We just hired a new recruit that came out of our academy a couple weeks ago and he started in the fire kid’s camp when it first started.”

These kids get to have a once in a life time experiences, like repelling down a six story building. I couldn’t let them have all the fun. So I am here with Aiden, you having fun, Aiden? “Yeah, I am having fun!” Alright. Well, I am going to try to get down in one piece and have a little fun. Reporting in Roseville Kimberly McDougall, Fox News.
 

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