The Nelson Police, the Nelson RCMP, Nelson Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance along with a committee of teachers, parents and dedicated citizen volunteers, host a three-day Emergency Services Camp at LV Rogers Secondary School.
The camp provides grade eleven and twelve students from around the West Kootenays a unique experience into a career in emergency response. The focus of the camp is to build positive relationships between first responders and the youth of the area. It also offers those contemplating a a career in the first responder field an experience to help them in their final decision. The candidates are subject to physical training, drill, self-defence techniques, accident investigation and firefighting techniques. Students attend lectures, participate in scenarios and work together as a team to complete the camp. The highlights of the weekend are most often reputed to be the firearms training, playing soccer in full firefighter turn-out gear and the meet and greet where all the first reponders come together to answer the students' questions.
The next camp will be held in spring of 2024. For more information, contact the Nelson Police at (250) 354-3919.