Cameron Antill and Saanich firefighter Joel Jackson work the hose atop a Saanich pump truck behind the fire hall on Elk Lake Drive during Future Fire Fighter camp. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Future firefighters camp perfect end to hot summer

Saanich debuts firefighter camp to youth 8 to 12

It’s safe to say Saanich’s inaugural Future Firefighters Camp was a success.

Youth aged 8 to 12 spent the last five days of their summer holiday (while parents spent $250) to attend the Future Firefighters Camp, a partnership between Saanich, the Saanich Firefighters Charitable Foundation and the Braefoot Athletic Association.

Campers visited different fire halls to learn and apply lifesaving skills, check out equipment and participate in drills with Saanich firefighters.

“It’s the first time and it’s been going great”, said Saanich firefighter Joel Jackson, who’s also the chair of the Saanich Fire Department’s Charitable Foundation. “The kids get to go through the same drills we do as firefighters, so they enjoy it.”

Firefighters hosted campers at Station No. 2 on Elk Lake Drive where the youth opened a hydrant and filled the pump truck, while another group ran the hose and a third entered a “burning” building to save a victim.

reporter@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Disqualified Saanich soccer team disputes ruling

Saanich Fusion U15 girls alleged to have ineligible players

Work begins on new Sooke library

VIRL hopes to have ‘shovels in the ground’ this spring

UPDATED: Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman from Mount Finlayson

Langford and Metchosin respond to roughly four-hour-long rescue

EMCS senior boys basketball team loses to end season

Wolverines lose 71-51 against Stelly’s Secondary

A work of art for real estate golden anniversary

Three generations of Zieglers and 50 years of real estate

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Environmentalists call on Saanich to protect public waterfront

Local environmentalists are calling on Saanich to develop a strategy to stop… Continue reading

Canadians find living in small spaces teaches creativity

Canadian families choosing to live in small spaces to bring closeness to children

Victoria City rower medals at indoor world championships

Carl Schoch takes 2,000-metre sprint bronze in veteran category

Saanich Braves earn top awards heading into playoffs

MVP, Coach of Year lead Braves against Kerry Park Islanders starting Tuesday

SAR suspends search for missing man at Sun Peaks

RCMP will continue to search for a missing man near Kamloops but SAR has suspended their role

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

Most Read