Media Contact: Tiffani Nichols, Scottsdale Fire Department
(480) 312-1816 office or PIO pager (602) 229-9640
Scottsdale Police and Fire Departments will offer 40 teens ages 14-18 the opportunity to learn more about future careers in law enforcement and the fire service from June 6-10, 2011 at the Public Safety Teen Academy.
This year's teen academy, offered at no cost to participants, provides for a total public safety experience, including exposure to police and fire training, tactics and job duties.
The action-packed week is held at the Tom Hontz Training Facility (911 N. Stadem Drive, Tempe) and will feature hands-on learning and demonstrations.
Scheduled activities include firefighting skill stations, AED and Hands-only CPR awareness, basic first aid and triage, crash victim extrication and vehicular crime investigation, police riot control techniques, decision shooting scenarios, criminal investigations and tactical demonstrations. The students will 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 June 10 at Civic Center Library.
Applications can be downloaded at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/teenacademy
. The deadline for paperwork is April 29, but applications should be submitted as soon as possible as seats for the academy fill quickly.
To request a copy of the application by mail or for more information, contact:
Lori Schmidt, Public Education Officer
Scottsdale Fire Department
Detective Toni Moag
Scottsdale Police Department