Teenagers who are interested in becoming firefighters, paramedics or EMTs — or who simply want to have fun while learning life-saving skills — should sign up for the Lt. Joyce M. Craig Memorial Fire Safety Summer Camp!

The Philadelphia Fire Department will offer the FREE camp for two weeks this summer: August 12-16 (girls only) and August 19-23 (co-ed). The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided. It’s open to those who are 14 to 18 years old.

Camp headquarters will be at the Lenfest Center, 3890 N. 10th St., in the city’s Hunting Park neighborhood. However, participants can expect to take numerous field trips to sites including:

  • Philadelphia Fire Academy, where participants will try on firefighting gear and handle equipment
  • Marine Unit 1, where campers will board the fire boat Independence for a trip on the Delaware River
  • Fireman’s Hall Museum, which keeps the history of the PFD

Camp instructors are members of the Philadelphia Fire Department. Campers will also learn CPR and basic first aid, and keep journals to chronicle what they’ve learned.