Are you interested in experiencing what it is like to be a fire fighter? B. Niek

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services invites grade 10, 11 and 12 students to experience what it is like to be a Vancouver fire fighter.

The five day program covers hose operations, self contained breathing apparatus use, search and rescue and firefighting operations. In addition to the fire related skills students are also taught life saving CPR skills and the safe use of portable fire extinguishers.

Days run from 7:30am to 5:00pm and those attending are expected to arrive on time and ready to begin the days activities.

The Academy also stresses the importance of voluntary work within the community, and each Academy takes part in an event to raise money for a charitable organization.

There is no cost – but students must commit to complete all five days of the Academy to receive their graduation and life saving certificates.

Interested students must be recommended and must also complete and submit a simple application form to apply for a place on the Academy.

Both female and male students are encouraged to apply.

The forms are available at the website below.

The next Youth Academy dates are May 1 - 7, 2017.

Please see you counsellor for a recommendation.

For further information go to

UBC Engineering (for boys and girls) B. Niek

To find out more about Engineering and UBC Engineering Events go to:

Geering Up Clubs run from Jan. 21- April 1

- mix of science and engineering through hands on projects, demos, design challenges, and lab tours.

Geering Up in school workshops are available from:

Feb- April for grade 8-12

May - June for grade 8-12

UBC Engineering Tours

- Wednesdays at 5 pm Jan- April