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southwestern oregon firefighter camp

Southwestern Oregon Firefighter Camp  9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at North Bend High School is free. Space is limited so registration is required.

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COOS BAY — High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the fire and emergency services, should consider attending the free Southwestern Oregon Firefighter Camp. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at North Bend High School. 

Participants will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience completing tasks such as patient assessment and care, search and rescue, handling fire streams, vehicle extrication and more. Participants and their parents/guardians will be provided with college-specific information such as educational timelines, cost of attendance and career data for the fire and emergency services.

Participants also will be informed of the opportunity to become a resident volunteer firefighter with a local fire agency. Resident volunteer firefighters live in the fire station full time and gain valuable real-world experience as they complete their college education.

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This is the perfect opportunity for high school students to learn how they can go to school and volunteer locally, as they build their knowledge, skills and abilities toward becoming a professional firefighter, paramedic, or both. For more information, contact Southwestern Oregon Community College Fire Science instructor Tony Peters at 541-888-7296.

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