Visalia kids cool off at Junior Firefighter Camp

VISALIA, Calif.

This week dozens of children took part in the Visalia Fire Department's "Junior Firefighter Camp." The kids, ages five to 10, played water hockey, bucket brigade and a number of other water-related activities.

The children all came prepared-wearing T-shirts, swim trunks and some even wore goggles.

"I got soaking wet it' a lot of fun being at fire camp," said camper Mateo Garza.

"The fire camp we introduce them to a day in the life of a firefighter. They do ladder drills hose drills and some rescue drills. We culminate the week in water day we play water ball bucket brigade and fire hockey and it's great activity in this type of weather," said Charlie Norman with the Visalia Fire Department.

The week-long camp wrapped up Thursday. The Visalia Fire Department hopes the camp teaches kids about teamwork and what it's like to be a firefighter.

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