Roseville Fire Department puts on annual Kid's Fire CampBy: Anne Stokes / Press Tribune Correspondent
Budding fire fighters got a taste of the time-honored profession this week at Roseville Fire Department's annual Kid's Fire Camp. Every year, kids between the ages of 11 and 14 get to try their hand at different rescue skills such as rappelling, swift water rescue, vehicle extraction, and even live fire fighting. In addition, campers learn a bit about fire safety, water safety, CPR, and first aid. Camp activities are overseen by current Roseville fire fighters, who volunteer their time to teach kids about what it takes to do their job keeping the public safe.
"The biggest thing that we hope that they get out of camp is confidence, and the opportunity to do things that they've never done before," said Roseville Fire Captain Art Taylor. "Especially in this [rappelling] station, getting over their fear of heights, it's a big confidence boost. And they just have a lot of fun getting to participate in the things they might watch us do in the news."