MEDIA ADVISORY - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Invites Media to our 22nd Annual Burn Camp Kick-off!

DELTA, BC, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund kicks off Burn Camp this Sunday, July 19th, 2015 with 73 burn injured children, over 67 volunteer counselors and support staff who will all be heading up to beautiful Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale for a week of fun. Campers and their counselors participate in group activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, a skit night, and arts & crafts. They also receive valuable one-on-one support from counselors and other burn survivors.

Also in attendance at the Kick-Off event will be the young burn survivors. These children (under 6 years old) along with their families, are invited to participate in the many festivities where they can meet other Burn Survivors and see first-hand what camp is about and look forward to when they can go to camp.

A pancake breakfast and Kick-Off to Camp celebration is set for Sunday, July 19th from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Delta Fire Hall #1, located at 4645 Harvest Drive, Ladner, BC.  This 22nd year of camp is proudly hosted by the Delta Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1763. The Burn Camp was started, all those years ago, by Peter Hansen and Norm McLeod, (now retired) North Vancouver District Fire Fighters.  These fire fighters, who were also Directors on the Burn Fund Board, saw the importance of having such a camp and worked with the Burn Fund to establish it.

Media are invited to meet the campers, chat with their families and the camp's counselors who donate their time — professional fire fighters, burn unit doctors & nurses and adult burn survivors — all who make up 'Burn Camp 2015'.

In conjunction with Burn Camp, the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund urges everyone, especially children, to take care and have a safe, injury-free summer. Campers' injuries range from playing with gasoline and matches, to scalds from hot water and liquids, to accidental injuries like house fires and boating and car accidents.

Many burn injuries are preventable. To assist the public, the Burn Fund has issued a list of Summer Safety Tips and www.burnfund.org

Date & Time

'KICK OFF TO CAMP' is Sunday, July 19th, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Noon



Location

Delta Fire Hall #1


Located at 4645 Harvest Drive, Ladner, BC



Agenda Details

Meet the campers, their families and the camp volunteers - fire fighters, burn unit doctors & nurses and adult burn survivors - all who make up Burn Camp 2015!




Event hosted by the Delta Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1763

Pancake Breakfast starts  at 9:00 AM



About
Burn Camp

Burn Camp is funded by the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. It is free for young burn survivors, thanks to the generous donations of caring fire fighter locals, the Provincial Government of British Columbia, corporations, foundations, service organizations and individuals. 




Camp counselors donate all of their time. They are professional fire fighters from around the province; adult burn survivors; and doctors & nurses from the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn, Plastic and Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital and the Burn Unit at BC Children's Hospital.



About the Burn Fund

The Burn Fund is a registered non-profit charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association. It provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia and the Yukon. To make a donation or for more information, visit www.burnfund.org.



Media Contact

Nola Laubach, BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund at 604-436-5617, or
Email nola@burnfund.org




Please RSVP your attendance to the "Kick Off to Camp" Event



Photo &
Interview Opportunities
at Kick Off
Event

-          Brian Pederson, Burn Camp Director
-          Camp Counselors
-          Campers

Last year's participants from Burn Camp look forward to joining up with their friends and couselors again this year for Burn Camp 2015!

SOURCE British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Image with caption: "Last year's participants from Burn Camp look forward to joining up with their friends and counsellors again this year for Burn Camp 2015! (CNW Group/British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150714_C8829_PHOTO_EN_445530.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Nola Laubach, Telephone: 604-436-5617, E-Mail: nola@burnfund.org

RELATED LINKS
www.burnfund.org

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