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Children learn fire safety skills at Lompoc Junior Firefighters Camp

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 19, 2019

Kids learned about the lives of firefighters at the Lompoc Junior Firefighters Camp throughout the

The camp is hosted by the Lompoc Recreational Division and Lompoc Fire Departments from Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20.

Children ages seven to 10 were educated about what firefighters experience in their day-to-day work routines. They completed six firefighting lessons including climbing a 75 foot ladder fire truck, repelling from the hose tower, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, understanding how to search a resident without being able to see anything, rolling up a fire hose and putting out a structure fire. They spend about one hour on each task.

“What they get out of it is a kind of a peek at what we do from day to day, what we can be expected to do on our job,” Lompoc Fire Department Captain John Steffens said.

The cost for the camp was $45 for local residents and $54 for out-of-town visitors. All kids attending the camp received a t-shirt and hat.