The Manlius Fire Department will be hosting their 8th Annual Junior Firefighter Academy. The Academy will be held for one week in July and is open to all students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District that will be entering grades 5 through 8 (2019-2020 school year).
Throughout the week, Junior Firefighters will experience what it is like to be a Firefighter/EMT in a “Fire Academy” like atmosphere. Each Junior Firefighter will receive a uniform shirt and official photo ID, which must be worn each day. Daily routine will include formations and marching, physical training, classroom sessions, demonstrations by local and state firefighters, as well as lunch and break time.
Junior Firefighters will receive training from Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics in the areas of:
History and Tradition of the Fire Service, Fire Prevention/Safety, CPR/First Aid, Fire Service Tools and Equipment, Fire Suppression, Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Physical Fitness and much more. Junior Firefighters participate in a Graduation Ceremony on Saturday.
Registration will run May 1st, starting at 9:00am, through May 5th, ending at 6:00pm. This year registration will be web based and will be done by lottery. Our 2018 Award Winners have been automatically been given a spot. Past attendees will be given 2 entries in the lottery selection.
At 9am May 1st, you can go directly to the registration form with the following link:
Questions about the Junior Firefighter Academy should be directed to Lt. Chris Halliday at the Manlius Fire Department. Lt. Halliday can be contacted by email at
or by calling 315-682-8318.