The Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is pleased to announce one of its junior firefighters will be attending Camp Ignite, a youth firefighter mentorship program, this summer. Meghan Lund is the first junior firefighter to attend this camp from the Cariboo Regional District (CRD).
Meghan joined the Barlow Creek VFD as a junior firefighter in May 2016. She originally participated in the Junior Firefighter Program offered through her high school and displayed a keen interest in the fire service. In order to attend Camp Ignite, Meghan had to send in an application and submit a short essay about who has been a mentor in her life.
Camp Ignite is a four-day camp that runs from Aug. 11 to 14, 2016, at locations throughout Vancouver, including the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services training facility, YMCA, Grouse Grind and other fitness facilities. The program aims to inspire young women with a passion for firefighting. Activities are designed to showcase the opportunities that are available in the fire service and educate the participants on fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.
“We are honoured that Meghan will be representing the Barlow Creek VFD at Camp Ignite 2016. This program provides amazing mentorship opportunities and is a once in a lifetime experience,” says CRD Barlow Creek VFD Chief Cody Dillabough. “We would like to encourage more young members to join their local fire department’s junior firefighter program.”
“Congratulations to Meghan on her acceptance to Camp Ignite 2016. This is a testament to the success of our junior firefighter programs,” stated CRD Electoral Area C Director John Massier.