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The Westlake Junior Fire Academy is a 5-day camp taught by the Westlake Fire Department to educate participants about the exciting career of a firefighter. Students learn about teamwork, responsibility and leadership while participating in exciting hands-on activities in a fun atmosphere. Activities include tours of the fire station and apparatus, fire extinguisher training, first aid and CPR training, mock search and rescue drills, hose operations, and much more.

Here are some important details about the Westlake Junior Fire Academy:

Drop off and pick up information:

Classes will take place from 8 AM to 3 PM from July 15- July 19, 2019 at the Westlake Fire Department at 19636 Saums Rd Houston, TX 77084. Children can be dropped off any time after 7:30 AM and must be picked up promptly at 3:00 PM


The cost of the 2019 Junior Fire Academy is $60 and includes lunches, snacks and an academy t-shirt as well as take home items from each day. Please make checks payable to the “Westlake Fire Department” and write “Junior Fire Academy” on the memo line. To pay by Credit Card, please come by the station Monday-Friday 9am-3pm and ask to speak with Ginny Valls.

Age and Residency Restrictions:

Any child between the ages of 11 to 15 can apply for the Junior Fire Academy; however, children who live within our Westlake service district will be given priority access to the camp.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Junior Fire Academy, please let me know. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lt. Joe Driver
Junior Fire Academy Coordinator
Email: joe.driver@westlakevfd.com
Phone: 940-399-9368

Complete the Registration Forms and return to the department in person.

Registration Forms and Important Information