The Fire Cadet Bucket Brigade Camps are a great way for youth to experience a week in the life of a firefighter. Each day, participants learn and experience a variety of firefighter skills. Along with the experience and adrenaline rush, students will walk away with valuable certifications in CPR and fire extinguishers. They will also get to cut open cars with the Jaws of Life, learn about fire safety, hook up to hydrants and spray fire hoses, use breathing apparatus to search a smoke filled building, and so much more.
These four-day camps offer an action packed, high adrenaline experience of a lifetime that will have your friends begging to ask. "So what did you do this summer?"
Ages: 14-18 years old (as of July 1)
Camp Dates: July 19-22, 2016 and August 16-19, 2016
Location: Calgary Fire Department – Fire Training Academy, 5727 23 Ave. S.E., Calgary
Spaces are limited and are filled on a first come-first served basis, so get your registration in as soon as possible.
Looking for more information and how to register? Read the Bucket Brigade info package.
The City of Calgary Fee Assistance program provides residents of Calgary in financial need with subsidies to participate in recreation programs offered by The City of Calgary, including admissions to pools, day camps, leisure centres and golf courses. An application with proof of financial eligibility is required, which takes approximately three weeks to process. Call 311 for details on how to apply.
Although Calgary Fire Department programs are not formally a part of the Fee Assistance program, participants who demonstrate financial need by having a valid Fee Assistance Card can pay a reduced rate of 50 per cent ($172.50) for Bucket Brigade camps.
Cancellations and refunds
- Cancellations made less than 14 days before the program start date will incur a 25 per cent cancellation charge based on the full program fee.
- Cancellations for medical reasons made after the camp starts, with a note from a medical doctor, will receive a pro-rated refund from the cancellation date.
- Cancellations made after the camp starts, without a note from a medical doctor, will not receive a refund.
More information is available by calling the Fire Cadet Office at 403-268-8774.