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Make a Difference - Answer The Call - Is This Your Future?

                                    Find Out At Camp Fire Axe 2019

2019 Class is Full

Today there are approximately 330,700 career firefighters in the U.S. 
 Everyday fire/medics are out there to help our countrymen. Everyday they trust us to be there. It is a great honor. Others came before us. They started this path we follow. They were committed to the community. They have left us a legacy of courage. They heard the calling, do you?

In 2017, 2,291 civilians were reported to have lost their lives to home fires. 


Camp Fire Axe Car Training
  • For four days you will be living at the training center.
  • Each day begins with a firefighter lead workout.
  • Safety is paramount.
  • Professional firefighter training throughout the days.
  • Snacks, drinks and meals provided
  • Paramedic classes in the evening.
  • You will never be left alone.
  • You can not leave the property without staff or parent.
Every 20 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. 
Camp Fire Axe EMS Training
  • Four days of professional instruction 
  • History of the Fire Service
  • Fire Service Job Opportunities
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fire Behavior
  • Hose and Nozzles
  • Basic Ladders
  • Truck Ops
  • SCBA/Search & Rescue
  • Auto Extrication
  • Rope Rescue Basics
  • Advanced EMS Classes
  • Final scenario and family day
In 2017, 93 firefighters died in the line of duty.  

It's your future, take command. 

If you think you want to be a fire/medic, then Camp Fire Axe is for you. It will either solidify your resolve or you will find it's not for you after all. Not all who try to become fire/medics succeed. It takes years of education and thousands of dollars to find out what you could have learned in four days. If your future is lost to you, then Camp Fire Axe may help you find it. You will get the confidence to do much more than you ever imagined.

This camp will help you begin to see a vision of your adult life. It will help you find your place in the community, as well as empower you to take charge of your future.

Are you thinking about it?

This camp is for young adults age 15 to 19. It will not be easy. We will train you the same way we train all our firefighters. We will do all that we can to help you succeed. Saving lives and property is not all fire/medics do. In four days you will know without a doubt, if the Fire Service is for you or not. This camp is not for entertainment. It is for young adults who are ready to see their future as fire/medics. 

We can only take 12 campers.Camp Fire Axe Falling

Camp Fire Axe 2019 - 

Is Full no longer accepting applications. 

Who: Central Oregon High School Youth
When: June 13-16
Where: Bend Fire Training Center
How: Contact James Adams by email at
Cost: $200.00

Application download [PDF]

Things you should Know [PDF]

*There is only room for 12. There are some scholarships available.

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