Camp Encourages Newcomer Youth to Consider a Career in Emergency Services

Camp Encourages Newcomer Youth to Consider a Career in Emergency Services

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WINNIPEG — A week-long camp is encouraging newcomer youth to consider a career in firefighting, paramedicine and emergency telecommunications.

Eleven youth took part in the camp at the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service training academy, meant to expose them to scenarios that firefighters, paramedics, and WFPS 911 communication operators encounter.

“Winnipeg’s a growing city and it’s great to provide these learning opportunities for some of our newest residents,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

“These youth have worked hard over the past week, and are leaving with some important life skills which will also benefit them in future careers.”

Youth received CPR and First Aid certificates, Safe Workers of Tomorrow training, along with fire safety and extinguisher training.

The camp has been running for eight years. As of 2014, it has been organized partnership with Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.

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