Junior Firefighter Boot Camp Information

The Manlius Fire Department will be hosting their 7th Annual Junior Firefighter Academy. The Academy will be held for one week, July 16th – 21st , 2018 and is open to all students in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District that will be entering grades 4 through 8 (for the 2018-2019 school year).

* Starting in 2019 our camp will no longer be offered to kids entering grade 4 and will only be open to kids entering grades 5 through 8.

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,
July 21 st .

In past years, our camp has had no registration fee thanks to donations from the community. We will once again offer this year’s camp at no cost. Due to an increase in expenses, this will be the last year we offer this camp at no cost. Tax
deductible donations will be accepted by the Manlius Fire Department to help offset the cost of this year’s camp and to help keep the registration fee for future programs low.


Registration runs May 1 at 9:00am, to May 5 at 6:00pm.

This year registration will be web based and will be done by lottery.  The lottery drawing will take place after the close of registration on May 5 th and all registrants will be notified of their registration status no later than May 20th . Our 2017 Award Winners have been notified that they will automatically be given a spot and do not need to register. Past attendees will be given 2 entries in the lottery selection. To register, you can go to our website at www.manliusfire.com and click on Jr. Firefighter Camp and click “Register”.  Or, you can go directly to the registration form with the link below:

Junior Firefighter Camp Registration Form

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 chris.halliday@manliusfire.com or by calling 315-682- 8318.