Registration opens for Halton youth aspiring to join the fire service

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Blaze Fire Academy, a joint initiative of the fire departments in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills, is now accepting career camp online applications from youth aged 15 to 20. This is the third and final in the series of career camps this year.  

The camp is an opportunity to get a firsthand experience into all aspects of the fire service – fire suppression and more. The online applications close on October 19, 2023.

Up to 24 participants will be selected for the career camp to be held on November 8 and 9, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Training Campus in Oakville, with immersive training offered as follows:

November 8  

  • Fire dispatch
  • Search and rescue
  • Auto extrication
  • Medical 
  • Panel discussion with Fire Chiefs from across Halton region 

November 9

  • Forcible entry and roof operations
  • Fire hydrant competition
  • Firefighter survival 
  • Fire prevention and education 
  • Information session about fire service education, courses and certification 
  • Graduation ceremony 

Earlier this year, Blaze Academy camps were held for young women (ages 15 to 18), and for adults transitioning into the fire service. The third camp for this year helps to continue to exemplify the Halton Region Fire Departments’ vision of “Fire Services for All”.

For more information, visit the Blaze Fire Academy page.