Our Fire Academy is taught in partnership with the US Forest Service at our facility. While involved in our Academy the boys have a hands-on approach in all facets of working on a wild land fire. Academically the boys study and test through an online course that amount to seven certifications in wild land fire behaviors. At the end of the course the boys only need to do their pack test to receive their “Red Card” or “Basic 32” to work on a wild land fire crew. The pack test requires an ability to carry a forty-pound pack and travel one mile in ten minutes. Our academy is very rewarding to our boys and offers a great sense of accomplishment when they finish. Our academy is a true confidence builder with direct positive impact on building their self-esteem.