BARRON COUNTY -- Northwood Technical College invites the media to attend a demonstration and competition from area youth who are participating in a Fired up for the Future Post 343 Firefighting/EMS/Leadership camp at Chippewa Valley Council Camp Phillips in Haugen, WI on Thursday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m.

The competition is the culmination of a five-day camp, which is focused on teaching seventh through 12th graders rescue skills in firefighting, emergency medical services and leadership. Campers will compete in crews in four areas including a bucket brigade, midnight fire drill, search, and patient packaging. The crew with the fastest time will win the 2022 Fired up for the Future muster competition.

There are 34 campers in attendance, 12 crew chiefs and 20 instructors. Campers are from Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Eau Claire, Lincoln, Marathon, Oconto, Polk, St. Croix, and Washburn Counties in Wisconsin, as well as Washington County in Minnesota.

Thank you to the many district fire departments for sponsoring campers and the community partners who made contributions to the camp. Their support makes this experience possible for the next generation of emergency responders.

For questions, please call Carolyn Anderson, Academic Affairs Technician and Fire Training Program Apprenticeship Assistant at Northwood Tech, at 715.752.8202.

For more information on upcoming programs, certificates, and training, please visit or contact the main office via phone 800.243.9482. There is also a chat function available on the homepage of Northwood Tech’s website as well.

Northwood Tech is grateful for all its community partnerships. Your support of the Northwood Tech Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit

A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2021-22 Military Friendly® School, Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit Northwood Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.

Last Update: Jul 20, 2022 1:31 pm CDT

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