Advanced Fire Science Camp
Join us July 13–17, 2014
Young men and women ages 15-20, who have participated in a previous UW Oshkosh Basic Fire Science Camp are welcome to attend, as well as those who currently serve or have served as a fire department intern or belong to a fire science explorer program (with adviser/chief's signature).
Participants are set up into teams throughout the camp experience. Teams consist of engine companies, battalions, ladder companies and rescue units. All activities are taught by professional firefighters, and campers will have abundant opportunities to network and connect with fire and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals throughout the experience.
The camp includes:
- Advanced emergency medical service preparation
- Advanced field activities in handling ladders, hoses and fire extinguishers, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), personal protective equipment (PPE) and search and rescue techniques
- Introduction to wildland firefighting
- Meals and networking opportunities with fire department personnel
- Modified physical agility test, including aerial ladder climbing and hose dragging
- Simulation experiences, such as a car fire and live tower burns
- Tactics exercises
- Tours of local fire departments and fire-related manufacturing companies
Participants will gain knowledge about careers in fire and emergency response services; develop leadership, problem-solving and team-building skills; and become better prepared in emergency management.
Meals and Lodging:
University Food Service and local fire department personnel will provide all twelve meals. Camp participants stay in supervised, double-occupancy, air-conditioned residence hall rooms on the UW Oshkosh campus. If participants indicate their roommate choice on the registration form, we will make every effort to comply with your request. Qualified camp staff and trained chaperones will provide supervision for all participants.
$400 includes residence hall room, recreational and social activities, daily instruction, materials, special camp events, camp T-shirt, chaperone supervision, camp insurance, transportation costs associated with field experiences and twelve meals.
A $50 deposit must accompany registration to hold a place. The balance is due by June 1, 2014, or the registration slot may be released. If you are waiting for scholarships, please send in your deposit; we will refund the difference should a scholarship be awarded.
A limited number of partial scholarships may be available. Please download and fill out the scholarship application. If you have questions, contact the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement at (920) 424-1129 or toll-free (800) 633-1442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cindy Brun, Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement, UW Oshkosh
Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement at (920) 424-1129 or toll-free at (800) 633-1442.