Media Advisory - Media invited to the 17th annual Burn Camp Kick Off

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
                    to Noon

    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,
                    visit www.burnfund.org.

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

                    Please confirm your attendance at the "Kick Off to Camp"
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                    Event.
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    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.
    Event
                    Both are Professional Fire Fighters from Burnaby Local
                    323.
    

SOURCE British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund

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


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