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Scottsdale Teen Academy offers best summer experience

Application process open now!

More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 3-7 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. Scottsdale Police and Fire departments collaborate to offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.

To participate in the Academy, teens (ages 14-18) must submit an application and go through a basic background check.  Due to the high interest in the academy, it is recommended that applications be completed as soon as possible to secure a seat.  The deadline is April 12, 2019. Attendance for the entire academy is required.  Apply here.

The action-packed week, held each day from 6:30 am-3:30 pm at the Tom Hontz Training Facility (911 N. Stadem Dr., Tempe), features hands-on learning and demonstrations

Scheduled activities include firefighting skill stations, Hands-only CPR awareness, basic first aid and triage, police riot control techniques, decision shooting scenarios, criminal investigations.  The students also get to view tactical demonstrations by the Police K-9 Unit, Horse Patrol, SWAT and Bike teams.  Teens will also see live fire and crash rescue scenarios up close and personal.

The academy will conclude with a graduation ceremony at 2:30 pm, June 7, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef, Scottsdale.

Teens interested in pursuing a career in public safety are encouraged to apply for Scottsdale Police or Fire Explorer and Cadet programs that offer year-round training and education.  

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Fire Department

Witzeman Public Safety Building
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
General Information: 480-312-8000
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 480-312-8911
Email: fire@ScottsdaleAZ.gov
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