Media Advisory - BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Invites Media to Our 23rd Annual Burn Camp Kick-off!

PORT COQUITLAM, BC, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund kicks off Burn Camp this Sunday, July 17th, 2016 with 71 burn injured children, over 70 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 17th from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Port Coquitlam Fire Hall #1, located at 1725 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, BC. This 23rd year of camp is proudly hosted by the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1941, with a special thanks for support to the following fire departments: Coquitlam L1782; Port Moody L2399 and Maple Ridge L4449. The Burn Camp was started, by the now retired, Peter Hansen and Norm McLeod, 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 2016'.

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 17th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to Noon



Location

Port Coquitlam Fire Hall #1
Located at 1725 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, 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
2016!




Event hosted by the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1941
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 High Acuity 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 2016!

SOURCE British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Image with caption: "BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Camp Counselors and Campers have a fun-filled time at camp! (CNW Group/British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160711_C2132_PHOTO_EN_732041.jpg

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

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