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Unique and exciting: Advance Fire Camp open for registration

ADVANCE – Advance Fire Department is preparing for its 8th annual Fire Camp, open to rising sixth-ninth grade boys and girls.

The camp provides an opportunity to experience the exciting and challenging task of firefighters, said Capt. Ronnie Robertson.  Each day is filled with hands-on learning activities, including hose handling, rope rescue, flashover box, vehicle extrication, driving  simulator and more.

“Advance Fire Camp is truly unlike any other camp a young person may attend,” Robertson said. “The goal is to create interest in community service through their  local fire department.”

Fire Camp is a full three day camp and will be held June 14, 15, and 16 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Early registration fee is $50, $30 for a second sibling.

The fee includes activities, lunch, snacks, camp T-shirt, and closing night graduation  picnic. Applications are required as the number of participants is limited.  Applications are available at www.advancefiredepartment.org, or through the Advance Fire Department Facebook  page.  You may also stop by the station at 1869 NC 801 S, Advance and pick up one.  Early registration will end on May 31.  Late registration will remain open until June 11.

Direct questions to Robertson at 336-345-1530.