Camp Ignite.

The Burlington Fire Department and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington are working together to provide Camp Ignite, a summer camp for youth, from July 16 to 20 at Burlington Fire Station 1. Camp Ignite is a week-long boot camp that gives youth the opportunity to participate in emergency response training while providing them with valuable life skills. Wednesday is High-Angle Rope Rescue, Ladder Operation and Car Fires. In this photo Burlington firefighter Jerrett MacIntosh, right, works with a student to put out a car fire.

 

Twelve young teens take part in a week-long firefighting boot camp at the Fairview Street station. The camp believed to be the first of its kind in the province exposes kids from the Hamilton Burlington Big Brothers Big Sisters Association to rope rescues, car rescues, and firefighting of course including car fires.

 

High ropes training during Camp Ignite.

 

Ethan Clements gets help from Burlington firefighter Jerrett MacDonald to put on his bunker kit and air tank before stepping up to fight a car fire.

 

Students wait in partial bunker kit to take a turn fighting a car fire.

 

Nicole Kirouac listens to Burlington firefighter Jerrett MacIntosh as he explains the approach to a car fire.

 

Nicole Kirouac approaches the car fire operating the hose.

13-year-oldAzalee Lambert engages in an impromptu interview on the way down the side of the Burlington Fire department headquarters wall Wednesday afternoon during high ropes training.

 

Camp Ignite campers and their trainers at the Burlington Firefighters Headquarters on Fairview Street. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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