GULF ISLANDS FIRE RESCUE CADET CAMP

The Gulf Islands Fire Rescue Cadet Camp guides courageous youths through an intense week of hands-on training.

The camp is run by Pender Island Fire Rescue in association with Salt Spring Fire Rescue.

We are currently accepting applications for our March 2019 Cadet Camp, Apply Now!

WHO ARE WE: OUR STORY

During spring break, when most kids are kicking back, a group of courageous boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 test their strength and resolve at the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp. Their rigorous instruction includes structure fires, auto extrication, high angle rope rescue, search and rescue, medical first response and other fire service skills, totaling over 100 hours of training.

Firefighter instruction has been shown to be a great way to challenge teens - mentally and physically - and this unique boot camp has helped its graduates reach new levels of confidence, teamwork and self-esteem. Although there are a handful of fire cadet programs across Canada, the Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue cadets live, work and play with firefighters and community mentors 24 hours a day for 6 consecutive days. This level of immersion and intensity has shown remarkable results.

The camp is made possible through hundreds of volunteer hours contributed by more than 30 community firefighters and support crew. We are incredibly proud of this program and look forward to continuing to making a difference in the lives of young people in our community and beyond.

TRAINING

FIRE FIGHTING

In this camp cadets will learn all about fire behavior. Once we understand it we can decide how to fight it. The cadets will be exposed to vehicle fires, LPG tank fires, dumpster fires, and structure fires. This year will be the first camp to take advantage of our new structure fire training facility.

RESCUE

In many communities fire is only a fraction of the job. We train for a variety of possible calls. We touch on rope rescue, search and rescue, medical response, auto extrication, and hazmat.


INFORMATION

The Gulf Islands Fire Rescue Cadet Camp runs every two years. We are currently accepting applications for the March 18-23, 2019 Camp.

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APPLY NOW!

The next Cadet Camp will be held March 18 – 23, 2019

Submit completed applications to administration@penderfire.ca by November 16th 2018

Please click the following link for a cadet camp application:

Cadet Application.pdf

CONTACT GULF ISLANDS FIRE RESCUE CADET CAMP

Get in touch with Gulf Islands Fire Rescue Youth Camp to ask questions and learn more about the camp.

Submit completed applications to administration@penderfire.ca by November 16th 2018.

To learn more about Pender Island Fire Rescue visit penderfire.org Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1, Canada

administration@penderfire.ca

250-629-3321