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Registration begins for Annual Kids Fire Camp

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Fire Department will host its annual Kids Fire Camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Fire Station 2 here. 

There are only 26 slots available for children, 8 to 12 years old, of military members, DOD civilians and contractors. 

"This is a great opportunity for the kids of Vandenberg to learn about fire safety and to get an opportunity to see what life in the fire department is all about," said Timothy Johnston, a fire inspector with the Vandenberg Fire Department. 

The day will include a station tour, showing the children where and how firefighters live during their 24-hour shifts; a chance to extinguish a small fire with a fire extinguisher; smoke and fire safety training; and an obstacle course that gives the children a chance to use firefighter tools. 

"We are also requesting at least one parent to share the day with their son or daughter," Mr. Johnston said. "This is a great opportunity for family members to bond and learn fire safety together." 

Parents can sign up their children at Fire Station 2 or the Fire Prevention Office here, or by calling 606-4680. Participants must bring their own lunch.