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Kids become firefighters at ‘Kids Fire Camp’

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Students in the Rockford School District got a chance to experience the life of a firefighter this week at the annual “Kids’ Fire Camp.”

The event is held in conjunction with the Rockford Park District, and gives children a chance to learn some of the skills involved with fire fighting.

From climbing a ladder to administering first aid, campers got the chance to see what’s involved with the firefighter’s career.

Once the hard work was done, kids got to enjoy playtime as well.

“The rest of the two days have been all structured activities, exposing kids to the career of a firefighter and paramedic, what that means, teaching teamwork and serving others,” said Fire Inspector Matt Cordonnier.

The camp is taking place this week at Fire Station Six, at 3329 W State Street.

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