Youth Firefighter Programs

NWFRS Youth Firefighter Program

Ready to pursue your dream of becoming a firefighter? The New Westminster Youth Firefighter Program (YFFP) is the perfect opportunity for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 interested in a firefighting career. It typically runs the first week following the end of school (i.e. early July). The program is a hands-on, immersive experience in firefighting that includes basic fire ground skills, first aid training, auto extrication, fire prevention, and other activities that firefighters regularly experience. 

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2024 applications are due by May 17th, 2024

Camp Ignite

Camp Ignite is a youth firefighting mentorship program for girls in grades 11 and 12. This is a 4-day and 3-night program hosted by regional fire departments and overseen by career female firefighters. A variety of activities is planned each day and night that help build confidence, teamwork skills, and leadership abilities. The NWFRS has previously hosted and continues to support Camp Ignite since its founding year in 2011.

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2024 applications are due by May 1st, 2024

Coming Soon!

'Try It' Day
'Try It' Day will be an opportunity for women and men of all backgrounds between the ages of 18 to 25 who are curious about a career in firefighting. Here, participants will get a glimpse at what is possible by trying out firefighting gear and equipment in an interactive setting hosted and instructed by NWFRS firefighters. Stay tuned for further details. 

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