Hook and Ladder Academy for Young Adults

NORTH AREA HOOK and LADDER ACADEMY logoNorth Metro Fire Rescue District and Thornton Fire Department will be offering a  North Area Hook and Ladder Academy, July 24-28, for youth ages 15-18.  This 40-hour academy is intended to educate young adults about careers in the fire service. 

Each day will focus on different subjects, including emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, auto extrication, public education, and technical rescue. Students will participate in classroom sessions, practical evolutions, and experience several hands-on firefighting techniques, including handling a fire hose and using a fire extinguisher.  Applicants must be a student currently attending school or residing in the cities of Thornton, Northglenn, or Broomfield and agree to a background check.

The North Area Hook and Ladder Academy is free and will meet Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Metro Fire Training Center (1006 Co Rd 11, Northglenn, CO 80516). Applications must be completed online and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants who have participated before or who are currently enrolled in a fire/EMS program in school will be placed on a waitlist and may be accepted if spots are available after the deadline.  The class size is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, contact Community Safety and Information Officer Sabrina Iacovetta at 720-872-6092 or sabrina.iacovetta@thorntonco.gov. Applications are due no later than Friday, June 16, at 5 p.m. This program is not for fire department employment or certification.