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, and runs every two years.

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates. Due to Covid 19 cancelations the next camp will be in the spring of 2022.

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 communities 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.

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

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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.

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

administration@penderfire.ca

250-629-3321