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$10 day camp teaches kids CPR, gives up-close look at firefighting

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A new day camp will immerse kids in the world of fire and rescue. 

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue's Camp R.I.T., which stands for Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork, is a one-day camp for kids ages 10 to 14. 

Kids will spend half the day at a fire station and the other half at a training center. They will get a brief lesson in CPR and will flow water from a fire hose, and adventurous children will also be able to slide down a high line from the three-story training tower. 

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue

The camp is Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The $10 fee covers lunch and a T-shirt. 

For more information or to receive registration forms, you can email Brian Clingenpeel at bclingenpeel@roanokecountyva.gov or call 540-777-8718.