Education Officers host the M.I.M.E.S. Fire
Camp. M.I.M.E.S., Mentoring Industrious
Minds and Educating Students, is a job related
mentoring program coordinated by the Abilene
Independent School District. Participants
learn about our profession, receive safety
demonstrations, and participate in other fun
learn C.P.R. and other life saving techniques.
get to learn how the Abilene Fire Department as
well as Firefighting in general work. They
actually get to do some "hands on"
practicing with projects such as, Ladder Truck
operations, hose handling, search & rescue and Haz-Mat operations.
there are some serious things learn such as
"daily duties" or "chores"
around the fire station (sweeping, mopping,
cleaning, etc) There was also some humorous and
fun things. Somehow during hose practice, a
thunderstorm occurred and caused such heavy mist
or rain, that we all got a little wet. Maybe
some fun activities like this is what all jobs
Abilene Fire Department is privileged to spend
time with this great bunch of young people. Many
thanks to all the firefighters, teachers, and parents that helped make all this