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Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2009

Calling All Kids: Report for Duty at Youth Safety Academies

 Two free academies will begin this summer, sponsored by Pasadena Police Department and Pasadena Fire Department.

The Pasadena Kids Safety Academy for elementary school students ages 6 to 12 and their parents meets from 9 a.m. to noon on seven consecutive Saturdays beginning July 11 at Pasadena police headquarters.

Classes will cover stranger danger, fire safety, disaster preparedness, environmental stewardship, community leadership, water skills, outdoor safety, bike rules and nutrition. Space is limited to 30 children and their parents. Make reservations by calling 744-7659 or e-mailing aramos@cityofpasadena.net.

Through the Pasadena Junior Public Safety Academy, 40 teens ages 13 to 18 will be chosen for a five-day seminar to learn about police and fire careers Monday, Aug. 3, through Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn about the duties of our police detectives, forensics team, traffic detail, jail staff and more at Pasadena police headquarters, then move on to Pasadena Fire Department to learn about fire safety, survival skills and what it takes to make it through police and fire training.