This camp is all about the "science of fire" and the engineering technology used for prevention, detection, and suppression of fire in residential and commercial structures. Led by Captain Jonah Smith of the Charlotte Fire Department, who is also a Fire Science professor, high schoolers will get first hand get hands-on experience with fire hoses, forcing Entry, fire apparatus, and observe fire behavior. (Note: students will not be interacting directly with fire during the camp)
Campers will travel to fire stations, CFD Training facilities, and other emergency service facilities to learn about professional careers and meet Chief Officers and administrators leading our city's efforts. Campers will also receive training in CPR and learn about other careers in Emergency Services. Additionally, campers will learn more about UNC Charlotte's degree programs in fire safety engineering technology.