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Fire Science Schdules Summer Camp


April 12, 2005 – The Collin County Community College District (Collin) Fire Academy will provide a hot time for teenagers this summer.

The department is hosting Fire-Rescue Camp 2005, Monday-Friday, June 6-10. Cost is $150 and includes a T-shirt. Activities will take place at the Central Park Campus Fire State 2/Fire Science Training Facility, 2001 Community Drive in McKinney.

Classes will run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-noon on Friday.

The campus is open for boys and girls between the ages of 14-18 interested in the exciting world of fire-rescue personnel.

Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises learning about the many skills of firefighters. Camp participants should be in good physical condition, willing to learn and work in a team environment. Subjects include fire behavior, ropes, rappelling, vehicle rescue, live-fire training, hose handling and response drills. The program will conclude with a skills demonstration for family and friends.

Participants are asked to wear blue jeans, athletic shoes and leather work gear. Firefighting gear will be provided. Camp attendees also are asked to bring a sack lunch.

For more information or to register, visit or call Leslie Thetford at 972.548.6836.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.