Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighting

Fire Prevention Bureau

Issue 5 and Volume 152.

Fire Prevention Bureau BY TOM KIURSKI All children dream of be-coming firefighters at some point in their lives. Who knows what sparks their interest? Maybe it`s seeing the flashing lights, the shiny apparatus, or a brave firefighter battling the flames to save a neighbor`s home. Most children outgrow this fantasy, but many do not and go on to become firefighters. To help children better understand the life of a firefighter, Livonia (MI) Fire & Rescue firefighters teamed up with Schoolcraft College to present the “Fire Academy for Kids” summer class as one of the electives of the college`s “Kids on Campus” summer program. The program is open to children between the ages of eight and 13. THE PROGRAM The Academy program consists of two-hour sessions that run on four consecutive days. Day 1. The first day of class starts off with the presentation of some popular Hollywood movies that depict…

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