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Swampscott students become firefighters for a week

Swampscott youth firefighters camp

Swampscott firefighter Michael Salsgiver teaches Tassos Sheehan, 11, of Swampscott how to control the flow of water from a fire hose positioned on the ground during Swampscott Fire Departments youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Water fired from Swampscott Fire Department's Ladder 21 creates a rainbow as it flows over the field at Stanley Elementary School in Swampscott on Thursday.

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Swampscott youth firefighters camp

Jaymes Carey, 13, of Swampscott stands with his grandfather and former Swampscott Fire Department Lt. Remo Zimbaldi during the department's youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Swampscott youth firefighters camp

Participants in Swampscott Fire Department's youth firefighter camp learn how to operate the department's ladder truck during camp on Thursday.

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Swampscott firefighter Glen Bartram teaches Julian Jose Garcia Novas, 11, center, and Vince Picone, 11, both of Swampscott about ladder company operations as they operate the hose from close to 100 feet in the air during the department's youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Swampscott youth firefighters camp

Swampscott firefighter Michael Salsgiver teaches Shannon Callahan of Swampscott how to use the deck gun on Engine 22 during the youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Swampscott firefighter Glen Bartram teaches Julian Jose Garcia Novas, 11, center, and Vince Picone, 11, both of Swampscott about ladder company operations as they operate the hose from close to 100 feet in the air during the department's youth firefighter camp on Thursday.

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Swampscott youth firefighters camp

The Swampscott Fire Department hosted its first youth firefighter camp this past week, teaching kids the basics of being a firefighter, first aid, and hands-on training with firefighting equipment.

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SWAMPSCOTT — Kids in town had the opportunity this week to learn a unique skill: how to be a firefighter. The Fire Department teamed up with the Recreation Department to…

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