Kids Get Head Start On Career
Trading in a day poolside for push-ups may seem nuts to your typical teen, but for seven participants in Gainesville Fire Rescue's Junior Fire Academy it's what they want to do on summer break.
Throughout this week the middle school students are learning exactly what it takes to be a firefighter.
Today they toured Gainesville Fire Rescue station five and got a first hand look at how the trucks that crews use can help stop a building from burning to the ground.
The program is a hands on way to inspire kids to work towards a goal, while teaching safety skills and is put on every year by GFR.
Nearly all of the seven kids participating said they have an interest in becoming a firefighter when they grow up.
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