GREENSBORO, N.C. – Some children in Greensboro are spending their week learning what it's like to be a firefighter.
The Greensboro Fire Department is hosting its second annual Youth Fire Camp this week. It's for children ages 7-10 years old.
"The goal of the camp is to teach children how to react to fire and emergencies, team them what not to play with,' and how to get out of a house that is on fire," said Fire Educator April Robertson.
The camp counselors are current Greensboro Firefighters and teach the kids about fire trucks and equipment, fire investigations and emergency medical care. The campers are also taught about bike and seat-belt safety.
The camp concludes on Friday with a family cookout where the campers will show their parents what they learned by doing a demonstration on the physical training course.
On Wednesday, the Greensboro Fire Department invited WFMY News 2 to experience camp.