Junior Fire Academy

Junior Fire Academy day camp is a chance for children to learn about some of the daily operations of the San Marcos Fire Department and have some fun in the process. The program is open to boys and girls in elementary and middle school.  It gives children an opportunity to interact with San Marcos firefighters and make friends with positive role models. The mission of the day camp is to instill camaraderie, servant-leadership, teamwork, self-confidence and citizenship.

Children are introduced to the different facets of firefighting and the equipment used in daily operations by members of the fire department. All campers receive a t-shirt, lunch and snacks free of charge.

JFA 2023

2023 JFA Event

Registration is NOW CLOSED!

Are you interested in volunteering or observing at JFA?

Volunteer/Observation Application

(All Volunteers and Observers must clear a background check)


SMFD JFA 2023 State Farm Press Release

A BIG thaState Farm Logonk you to State Farm for sponsoring our camp! We couldn't do this academy with out their generous support!

Thank You State Farm

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Limited Seating: JFA is limited to 24 spots per session and they will fill up fast once we go live. Once the 24 spots fill, a waitlist will begin (our waitlist is currently full!)


Eligibility: JFA is open to kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades by summer (ages 8-9-10-11 age range). No exceptions.

Times: 8AM to 2PM each day. You may begin dropping off at 7:30 but all kids must be picked by 2pm.

Location: SMFD STATION 5 100 Carlson Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666

Cost: FREE!