Youth Outreach Academy
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services introduced the Youth Outreach Academy to give select Vancouver students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to experience life as a Vancouver firefighter.
Over five days, these hardworking students learn valuable firefighting, life saving, community building, and fundraising skills. Since 2010, over 50 Vancouver high school students have completed the program.
Students receive a souvenir DVD of the exciting week-long experience.
What we teach
The program runs for five days, from 7:30am to 5:00pm. If you are selected to participate in the Youth Outreach Academy, you can expect to learn:
- Firefighting operations
- Hose operations
- Search and rescue techniques
- The use of self contained breathing equipment
Fire prevention and life saving skills
- CPR (successful graduates receive CPR-C certification)
- The safe use of portable fire extinguishers at home and at work