Advanced Fire Science Camp
The Advanced Fire Science Camp is currently undergoing a program restructuring. Upcoming program dates are not currently available. Please check back soon, or contact the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement for more information. Call (800) 633-1442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.