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February 6, 2012
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February 6, 2012

2012 Youth Firefighter Program Announced

New Westminster -The 2012 New Westminster Youth Firefighter Program has been announced for July 3 - 7, 2012. This free opportunity offers New Westminster’s grade 11 and 12 students a condensed fire academy situation that includes auto extrication, first aid, fire education and live firefighting at the Justice Institute training ground in Maple Ridge.

“We are very excited to support youth in New Westminster through this program,” said Fire Chief Tim Armstrong.

 “We have seen benefits of the program to youth that have completed it in the past and we strive to make the program better every year,” added Sandon Fraser, Youth Services Coordinator.

The program is put together by a partnership between New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services; New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation; New Westminster School District; and the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Applications are due April 27, 2012, and are available at any Parks, Culture and Recreation facility, Glenbrook Firehall or



Sandon Fraser , Youth Services Coordinator - New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation



Kathy Ius, Community Outreach - New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services