Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Registration Opens for Orland Fire District Fire and Life Safety Camp

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MAY 23, 2012

Registration Opens for Orland Fire District Fire and Life Safety Camp

                Beginning June 1st, registration for the 4th Annual Kid’s Fire and Life Safety Camp will open.  This year the camp will be held July 9th – 13th for children ages 7 – 12.  Camp activities include: Combat challenge, CPR/First Aid, weather preparedness, fire prevention, Fire Safety Trailer, using fire hose, watching live fire and EMS scenarios, water day and many other activities.  Short periods of lectures and lessons followed by hands on exercises will help reinforce lessons learned. The Fire and Life Safety Camp is intended to be a learning experience for the children but also a fun and challenging way to learn about safety. 
                Attendees will be grouped into teams and will operate as a “fire or rescue company” for each day’s activities. Children are taught teamwork and leadership skills throughout the camp which they can use in everyday situations.
                Last year we had approximately 60 children in attendance and held 2 camps. This year there will only be one camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., free for Residents, $30 for Non-Residents.  Registration deadline is June 29th, but once the camp is full, registration will be closed sooner.  All campers will receive a T-shirt, educational materials to supplement the learning sessions, graduation certificate, water and a snack each day.
                Applications will be available online at our website at starting June 1st, or at the Administration Building. The completed application can be dropped off to Nancy Mulvihill at the Orland Fire District Administration Building at 9790 W. 151st St., e-mailed to, or faxed to 708-349-2751. Non-residents must bring in the application with payment, only cash or check will be accepted, no credit cards.  Any questions about the Kid’s Fire and Life Safety Camp, please contact Nancy Mulvihill, Fire and Life Safety Educator at 708-873-2742 or via e-mail at
Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp – Ages 8 – 12
Orland Fire District CTC Building
10728 W. 163rd Pl.
Monday July 9 through Friday July 13, 2012
·        Limited space available; registration will close when camp is full.
·        Free for in-district residents $30 for non-district residents (proof of residency required)
·        Each child will receive an Orland Fire camp T-shirt
·        Certificate of Completion for each participant
·        Hands on Learning & Team Building Activities Covering a Wide Variety of Topics such as:

*                        Basic First Aid & CPR
*                        Firefighter Skills
*                        Water Safety
*                        Severe Weather    
*                        Preparedness
*                        Fire Prevention
*                        Personal Safety & Injury      
*                        Prevention
*                        Safety Around Utilities