VANCOUVER, July 12 /CNW/ - The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Burn Camp kicks off this Sunday, July 18th with 60 young burn injured children, 11 Junior counselors and 50 counselors and support staff heading up to Zajac Ranch for a week of fun. Campers and their counselors participate in group activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, rafting, a skit night, and arts & crafts. They also receive valuable one-on-one support from junior counselors - themselves burn survivors - and from their counselors.
A pancake breakfast and Camp Kick Off celebration is set for Sunday, July 18th from 9 Am to Noon at the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Training Center in Vancouver. Vancouver Fire Fighters IAFF Local 18 hosts the celebration.
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 2010'
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, available on line at www.burnfund.org
Date & Time 'KICK OFF TO CAMP' is Sunday, July 18th, 2010 from 9 Am
Location Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Training Center
1330 Chess Street, Vancouver 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 2010!
Hosted by the Vancouver Fire Fighters IAFF Local 18
Pancake Breakfast starts at 9:00 Am
About Burn Camp is funded by the BC Professional Fire
Burn Camp Fighters' Burn Fund. It is free for young burn survivors,
thanks to the generous support of caring fire fighters,
hospital staff, 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 and registered nurses
from the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn, Plastic and
Trauma Unit at Vancouver General Hospital, BC Children's
Hospital Burn Program, Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital
Burn Unit and Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops.
About the Burn The Burn Fund is a registered non-profit charity
Fund 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. To make a donation or for more information,
Media Contact Nola Laubach, BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund at
604-436-5617, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please confirm your attendance at the "Kick Off to Camp"
Photo & FOR THE BURN FUND:
Interview Michael Hurley, President, BC Professional Fire
Opportunities Fighters' Burn Fund, and
at Kick Off Heather Wilson-Banks, Burn Camp Director.
Both are Professional Fire Fighters from Burnaby Local
SOURCE British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund
For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Nola Laubach, Telephone: 604-436-5617, E-Mail: email@example.com