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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

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Fire Youth Academy, which is taking place from June 10-14, 2024. Applications can be emailed to by the deadline on the application date or delivered in person to the GRFD Headquarters Building.

Youth Fire Academy Application


Questions about the application or requirements to apply? Contact Matt Stevens ( or Gavin Floyd (

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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