What kid doesn’t love fire engines and blaring sirens (and we suspect dalmatians)? Now 6th, 7th and 8th graders can learn what it really takes to be a firefighter at two FREE Denver Fire Department Young Adult Career Exploration Camps. Campers will actually participate hands-on with emergency equipment skills, while performing simulated fire and rescue situations. Instructors hope to instill participants with team building and leadership skills while still having fun. And who knows, some campers may consider working as a firefighter after high school and/or college. The first camp is Tuesday to Thursday, July 19 to 21 and is for both boys and girls. The second camp is Tuesday to Thursday, July 26 to 28 and is for girls only. Each runs from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy (5440 Roslyn, Bldg. F – north of Northfield Stapleton at 54th & Quebec – Denver). Registration is limited. If this is of interest to your kids, immediately contact Capt. Greg Pixley at 303-503-7490 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org so he can send you a registration form. Parents/guardians will be notified once their camper(s) has been confirmed to participate. And if your child is selected, a parent or guardian must attend a mandatory orientation meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18 or Monday, July 25 at the Fire Academy. If you don’t make it to the orientation, your child can not attend.