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Andy Kolesar teaches Youth Firefighter Academy student Kevin (Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Andy Kolesar teaches Youth Firefighter Academy student Kevin Lynch about search and rescue missions at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Youth Fire Academy in Rockland

Many participate in the Youth Fire Academy run by Rockland County at the Rockland Fire Training Center in Pomona, where safety and rescue tactics are taught throughout the day. (March 30, 2013)

Andy Kolesar teaches Youth Firefighter Academy student Kevin
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Andy Kolesar teaches Youth Firefighter Academy student Kevin Lynch about search and rescue missions at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Chris Yannazone demonstrates how to break through a
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Chris Yannazone demonstrates how to break through a wall as Shawn Healy looks on at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Youth Firefighter Academy students Kevin Lynch and Richard
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Youth Firefighter Academy students Kevin Lynch and Richard Gallow learn about search and rescue at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

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Youth Firefighter Academy students learn how to operate
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Youth Firefighter Academy students learn how to operate the firetruck ladder at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Youth Firefighter Academy student Andrew Vancura and Eli
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Youth Firefighter Academy student Andrew Vancura and Eli Brand learn how to break through a wall at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Youth Firefighter Academy students Andrew Vancura and Eli
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Youth Firefighter Academy students Andrew Vancura and Eli Brand learn how to break through a wall at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy learn about
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy learn about ladder technique at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

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Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Shawn Healy instructs Youth Firefighter Academy students Eli
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Shawn Healy instructs Youth Firefighter Academy students Eli Brand (right) and Andrew Vancura how to break through a wall at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

From left; Richard Gallow and Kevin Lynch learn
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

From left; Richard Gallow and Kevin Lynch learn search and rescue techniques from Andy Kolesar at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

From left Richard Gallow and Kevin Lynch learn
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

From left Richard Gallow and Kevin Lynch learn about search and rescue techniques from Andy Kolesar at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy take a
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy take a break at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

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Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Johnny Ahlf instructs students at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

The Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy take a
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

Kids from the Youth Firefighter Academy take a break at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

A Youth Firefighter Academy student practices his search
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

A Youth Firefighter Academy student practices his search and rescue technique at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

The Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
(Credit: Lili Holzer-Glier)

The Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona. (March 30, 2013)

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