40 Teens Get Hands-On Experience
in Police and Fire at Public Safety Teen Academy
**MEDIA: Photo/video opportunities Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at Training Facility**
Media Contacts: Lori Schmidt, Scottsdale Fire Department
(480) 312-1817, firstname.lastname@example.org
About 40 teens are getting the opportunity to learn more about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This year’s teen academy is the fifth year to offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training. The action-packed week held at the Tom Hontz Training Facility (911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe) features hands-on learning and demonstrations. Scheduled activities include firefighting skill stations, AED and hands-only CPR training, basic first aid and triage, police riot control techniques, decision shooting scenarios, criminal investigations and tactical demonstrations. The students will also have the opportunity to learn from expert fire and police instructors, who will present the dynamic topics. The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony at 2:30 pm, June 8, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef. Teens interested in pursuing a career in public safety are encouraged to apply for Scottsdale Police or Fire Explorer programs that offer year-round training and education. Additional information on the respective programs can be found at www.scottsdaleaz.gov.
Tuesday, “Police Day”: Activities include Building Searches, Taser Discharge, Defensive Tactics, Firearm Simulations, Crime Scene Investigation and High Risk Stops from 9:15 am – 3 pm.
Wednesday, “Traffic Safety”: Activities include Alcohol Simulation Stations at 7:15 am; Horse Patrol at 9:15 am; and Extrication Demo at 10:20 am.
Thursday, “Fire Day”: Activities include Ladder Experience, Fire Extinguisher Training, Hoseline Advance, Search and Rescue (in smoke building), Cribbing, Fire Science training from 9:15 am-12:30 pm. The day will also feature a live burn demonstration and water barrel soccer from 1-3 pm.