First Aid costs covered for the 2023 Junior Fire Crew

Training for the Junior Fire Crew is rigorous and thorough. As part of the program, students are required to take Occupational First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement. All training is provided to the students at no cost. The grant from the Williams Lake Community Forest paid for these two courses.

In addition to these courses students receive training at no cost from the Cariboo Fire Centre in S-100, S-185, navigation, pumps, fire weather, bear awareness, helicopter use, physical training, and more. Students also receive WHMIS and Resume Writing courses from Bree Odd, a local instructor. The Junior Fire Program provides each participant the basic training required
to be a wildland firefighter.

The 2022-23 Junior Fire Crew was made up of 11 dedicated and hardworking students.  Training was facilitated by the Cariboo Fire Centre. In past years the Cariboo Fire Centre has committed to hiring up to four students from the program. This year when training was complete, eight students were hired by the Cariboo Fire Centre.

School District No. 27 and the Cariboo Fire Centre are grateful for the financial support of the
Williams Lake Community Forest – Thank You!

Back Row LtoR: Dustin Forster, Daniel Navratil, Carter Pawluk, Garett McIntyre, Matthew Kelly

Front Row LtoR: Ciara Reid, Rebecca Elefson, Rachel Kennedy

 

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