(Jackson, MS) – The Jackson Fire Department is getting ready to host their 29th Annual Kids Fire Academy Camp, geared towards educating children between the ages of 7-14. The goal is to ensure they are well-informed as it relates to the Jackson Fire Department, Community Relations, Fire Safety Education, and the City of Jackson in a fun, learning environment.
Eight out of ten people who perish in fires die in the very place where they feel the safest, their home. Many of these tragic deaths could have been prevented. It is the goal of the Jackson Fire Department to ensure that every home in the City of Jackson has working smoke alarms to help prevent any loss of life due to a house fire. Through the camp, valuable information will be presented about what to do in case of a fire emergency.
The camp will be held at the Jackson Fire Department Training Academy, located at 1244 S. Gallatin Street, June 3rd – 14th. Along with fire safety education training, the camp will provide participants with a daily lunch, field trips, an academy t-shirt, and a certificate of completion.
Currently, the camp is only made possible through generous funding from members of the community. In order to continue offering the Annual Kids Fire Academy Camp for free, the Jackson Fire Department is asking for donations in the amount of $500, $250, $100, or $50, though any size donation would be greatly appreciated.
In partnership with the community, the Jackson Fire Department is also accepting other items such as: toys, blankets, paper/pencil and other items you would like to donate to ensure kids will have all of the materials needed to have a great experience.
Donations should be made out to the Jackson Fire Department (Annual JFD Kids Academy Camp), and can be mailed to the Jackson Fire Department, 355 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson. MS 39213.
For more information, please contact Malcolm Alexander, Division Fire Chief of Community Relations & Fire Safety Education via phone at (601) 960-1399 or email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.