Wichita students become firefighters for the day

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Saturday, 100 Wichita students got a chance to get some hands-on experience in the world of firefighting.

The Kansas Firefighters Alliance hosted a firefighters camp at south high. The one-day camp put kids through several activity stations like a search maze, a hose pull among several others.

Organizers set up obstacles that teach the kids the importance of teamwork.

“I think some of the kids that come here first they might be shy, and not used to working with others but by the time they leave they know the value of teamwork and working together,” Sedgwick County Fire Captain Greg Peters said.

Another goal of the camp is to get the students interested in becoming firefighters themselves in a few years. 

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