The rescheduled 2020 dates have been announced for the Schertz Fire Rescue Jr. and High School Fire Academies. The Jr. Fire Academy is open to 5th and 6th graders, and the new High School Fire Academy is open to 9th-12th graders. Both academies will be July 27-31 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Schertz Fire Rescue Fire Academies give students a chance to learn about some of the daily operations of the Schertz Fire Department while getting hands-on with some fun activities. The program is open to boys and girls in the Schertz community and instills camaraderie, teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence.
Student firefighters will receive hands-on training and experience of day-to-day firefighter duties. Participants will learn a variety of firefighting skills including rope rescue, fire streams, hazmat response, vehicle extrication, thermal imagery, pumping operations, fire extinguisher training, fire chemistry, and fire prevention. The High School Fire Academy will offer an advanced learning experience where they will dive deeper into these skills and topics. High school students can experience what being a firefighter is like and decide if a career in firefighting is in their future.
2020 Jr. Fire Academy Registration packet
2020 High School Academy Registration packet
Registration is now open, and we encourage early registration as space is limited. For more information call (210) 619-1300 or visit the Fire Programs page.