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Fire Youth Academy

The Fire Youth Academy is a one-week program designed to show students what we do in the fire service.  In this one-week program students aged 15-18 go through a weeklong Academy, based on the actual Fire Academy new hires go through. 


During the FYA, students learn skills such as:

  • Using Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

  • Search and rescue drills

  • Use of fire hose lines and extinguishers

  • Hands-only CPR

Students also regularly participate in physical fitness activities and build teamwork and memories for a lifetime!


  • Must be a resident of Kent County

  • Must be in good standing at school

  • Must be in good physical condition

  • Must be 15 to 18 years old

Dates for 2024 FYA are not yet set - if you are interested in being contacted when the application is open, please email Lt. Matthew Stevens.

Once available, applications can be completed by fillable PDF and email, mail or drop off in person. Last year's application can be viewed below.

Download last year's PDF here

Please contact Matthew Stevens at with questions.

A young adult fire academy student uses a fire nozel to spray water at an angle towards something off screen while a firefighter watches
A young man graduates from youth academy and shakes the hands of the instructors while all are smiling and celebrating their accomplishments
Youth academy participant learning to sweap and spray a fire extinguisher towards open flames while other students watch in the background
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