Two of Minquas's junior firefighters graduated this afternoon from the Chester County Junior Public Safety Camp. Jeffrey Robertson and Avery Cooper joined several other juniors from around the county at the state of the art training center in South Coatesville. These young volunteers dedicated 40+ hours the past week in the classroom and participating in hands on training to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities in both firefighting and emergency services. The camp covered such topics as fireground operations, fire extinguisher training, fire safety, hazardous materials, first aid/CPR, law enforcement, criminal justice, and 911 operations. Jeffrey was also selected by the instructors to receive the “Camp Cadet Award”. Our juniors are the future of both Downingtown Fire Department and the emergency services, and we are very proud of their hard work.
*Photos courtesy of Minquas members and CCDES.