Fire Programs


Jr and High School Fire Academies


With the increase in COVID cases, we have decided to cancel the 2020 High School and Jr. Fire Academies for the safety of our citizens and crews. Thank you to everyone that signed up for the class and we hope to see you next year. 

Schertz Junior and High School Fire Academy registration is open from April to June each year at the Schertz Fire Department. We are having two different camps this summer. Both camps for students entering the 5th or 6th grade and students entering 9-12 grade in the 2020/2021 school year will run from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Monday - Friday.  

The following material will be covered in our training sessions:

  • Hazmat Response 
  • Rope Rescue 
  • Fire Streams
  • Vehicle Extrication 
  • Fire Prevention
  • Pumping Operations 
  • Fire Extinguisher Training

Please have your student dress in comfortable school appropriate clothing, and sturdy shoes (no flip flops or open-toed shoes). Some of our activities will be outside involving running, and we want to ensure the proper footwear is worn.
Cadets not wearing appropriate footwear may be unable to participate in certain activities for safety reasons.

Meals will not be provided; however, there will be a small snack and drink provided daily.

Students will need to be at the Schertz Fire Department between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. each day. Parents will be required to sign their student in each day for the 5th and 6th-grade students only. Pick up will be at Noon to 12:15, and the parents will be required to come in and sign the students out. Students will only be released to adults listed on the registration form.

On the last day of camp (Friday), there will be a small “graduation ceremony” where the cadets will be presented with a certificate of completion. The parents are encouraged to attend the ceremony. Cake will be served following the