News Flash Home
The original item was published from 7/15/2022 2:26:47 PM to 7/31/2022 12:00:04 AM.

News Flash

Village Miscellaneous

Posted on: July 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Romeoville Wraps Up First Youth Fire Camp

Youth Fire Camp

The Romeoville Fire Department concluded their first Youth Fire Camp on July 15th, wrapping up a week of drones, water drills, vehicle tours, first aid training, and more. Consisting of 17 kids between the ages of 10-13, the camp gave them a chance to see what it takes to be a firefighter/paramedic.

 “Looking at the camp agenda, I think there are a lot of adults that would have loved to participate in this camp,” laughed Mayor John Noak. “A big thank you to our fire department for planning and running this camp and giving local kids such a great summer experience.”

Hosting a fun summer camp for kids is always a positive, but there is another, longer term benefit baked in. In recent years, it has become harder and harder to find firefighter/paramedics to fill open positions. This camp gives kids an extended look at what the job is actually like and just may spark interest in them to pursue the job when they get older. For now though, they’ll settle for extinguishing a flaming dumpster and having a lunch of burgers and hot dogs expertly cooked by Deputy Fire Chief Murray. The Youth Fire Camp is expected to return next summer.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Village Miscellaneous

Job Search

Job Opportunities

Posted on: January 3, 2022
At Your Door

Waste Management's At Your Door Program

Posted on: January 3, 2021
Rx Return

Prescription Drug Collection Program

Posted on: January 3, 2022

Unwanted Vehicle Tow Program

Posted on: January 3, 2022
Safety Seat Check

Child Passenger Safety Request

Posted on: December 27, 2021
Couple 65+

Senior Information

Posted on: January 3, 2022

Veteran Information

Posted on: January 3, 2022
Service Requests

Service Request System

Posted on: June 17, 2021
Police Logo NF

Social Services

Posted on: June 18, 2021