Spring break is here and Kamloops Fire Rescue is hosting a free, week-long, online Virtual Junior Firefighter Academy.
The academy will be live on Kamloops Fire Rescue’s Facebook page each day at 10 a.m. from Monday, March 15, through Friday, March 19.
Those viewing are urged to pay attention and take notes as there will be a test at the end of the week, with a prize draw planned.
During the week, Kamloops Fire Rescue staff will be watching online and answering questions posed by children or parents in the comments section of that day’s live video.
There is no need to register — simply fire up the computer and go to the Kamloops Fire Rescue page on Facebook.
• Monday: Meet crew at Firehall #7 in Aberdeen. Tour the hall and learn a little about their daily duties.
• Tuesday: Live fire from the KFR Training Centre. Watch as crews tackle a fire in the Burn Building.
• Wednesday: Firehall #1 truck tours. Take a look at Engine 1 and Rescue 1, learn about some of the equipment onboard and how the trucks work.
• Thursday: Back to the KFR Training Centre to see a demonstration of auto-extrication and the tools and tactics used to rescue patients from damaged vehicles at accident sites.
• Friday: Over to Firehall #2 in Brocklehurst to take a look at The Big Rig and go for a ride 100 feet in the air in tower ladder 2’s bucket.