El Paso Fire Department set to host Summer Youth Camp

The El Paso Fire Department is offering a unique opportunity for local youth to gain understanding of fire and life safety issues, while developing valuable skills.

Organizers say participants will learn about the El Paso Fire Department, search and rescue operations, team-building skills, and become advocates for safety.

“Learning at the Summer Youth Camp is highly interactive and hands-on in nature.” EPFD officials share. “Most activities are conducted in pairs or teams, Campers must work together and rely on each other to succeed while learning about the fire service and safety.”

This year, the Summer Youth Camp is limited to 20 students, ages 13-17.

Preference will be given to those who have not attended the camp previously. Participants will be chosen based on their suitability for the program and completion of the entry application found online, via this link.

The Summer Youth Camp is free and will run from 8 AM – 1PM, July 19 thru July 21, and will be held at the El Paso Fire Department’s Training Academy located at Ascarate Park.

For more information about the Fire Department, residents are encouraged to visit elpasofire.org and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram​.

Applications must be completed, scanned and emailed to aguilardex@elpasotexas.gov by June 30, 2021. Available slots fill up quickly, so applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.