07/22/09 178 W, 1 I - + 10 - 8 Historian in Action / Raleigh Fire Department Youth Academy

With significant risk of a broken lens, photographer Lee Wilson captured historian Mike Legeros in action on Monday. Cleverly disguised in non-tropical attire-- though easily identifed by his wild hair-- Mr. Blogger was talking to the Raleigh Fire Department Youth Academy at the Kiwanis Park Community Center. The annual camp is a week-long event for 24 youths ages 11 to 14. They learn about the fire department and firefighting. They visit fire stations, the training center, and other facilities. They also have classroom and physical challenge acitivites that include first aid, fire behavior, fire inspections and code enforcement, fire prevention, fire investigations, and thermal imaging camera demonstrations. See more of Lee's photos, from both Monday and Tuesday. Or learn more about city of Raleigh summer camps. Is there a similiar program for adults? Kinda, sorta. The city's Neighborhood College program includes a class on the fire department. See some pics of a college class at the training center.

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