Fire Camp 2019

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Metro Fire is hosting Fire Camp Tuesday, June 25 – Friday, June 28, 2019.
The fee is $125 per camper. Camp takes place at Metro Fire Station 21 located in Citrus Heights.

The hours for camp are:
Tuesday, June 25 9am – 4 pm
Wednesday, June 26 9am – 4 pm
Thursday, June 27 8am – 4 pm
Friday, June 28 8 am – 4 pm (end time is flexible)

The application deadline is May 10, 2019.

All applicants will be notified if they are accepted or waitlisted the week of May 13, 2019.

If your camper is accepted, a parent or guardian MUST attend Parent Orientation on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7PM.

Failure to attend Parent Orientation will result in loss of camper’s spot in Fire Camp.

*Use the prepayment link in your acceptance email and save $10

2019 Fire Camp Application


About Fire Camp


eamwork is an essential component in the Fire Service, as it is in life. Fire Camp is a community outreach program provided by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, which has positive effects at the individual, family, neighborhood, school, and community levels.

As Camp begins, firefighters assume the role of camp counselor and are assigned a small group of campers who develop a bond during the week long camp. Interacting with the youth through the course of the camp allows the youth, some of which are looking for guidance and role models in their life, time to sense the values engendered in our job. Those values include the necessity for personal integrity, and the realization that much of life is about working with others to achieve common goals and objectives... teamwork.

Fire Camp was the best camp I've ever been to. -Fire Camp Camper 2011

During camp, the kids are grouped into “strike teams” of 8 campers, mentored and supervised by a professional firefighter. As the week progresses the teams take on a character of their own as they learn about the job of a firefighter and experience such activities as: putting out a flammable liquid fire with a fire extinguisher, climbing a 105’ aerial ladder truck, developing the traditional skills of a bucket brigade and hand pumper crew, riding with the District’s water rescue team, auto extrication, and participating in a Kid’s Fire Muster.

The benefits of community outreach programs such as this one have both short and long-term impacts. Fire Camp may encourage a spark (no pun intended) in a camper to become a firefighter. If so, we have recruited for the future. Hopefully at the end of the day, the Camp will bring together an entire family around the participant’s daily activities as mom and dad listen to the youth’s narration of the day’s events.

For more information feel free to contact the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Community Services Division at (916) 859-4300. 

For more information please contact Fire Camp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Water Safety: Kids got time to have fun at Sunsplash while learning about water safety
  • Putting out Fires: Kids got to experience first hand the dangers of fires and how to put them out.
  • Tours: Kids got to check out the vehicles that the fire fighters use everyday.
  • Teamwork: Working as a team kids learned what teamwork is



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