Emma Larsen takes off her equipment at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows teens inspired by Camp Ignite

The girls were selected to participate in the camp that ran Aug. 9-12

Two teens from Pitt Meadows were selected to participate in this years Camp Ignite.

Camp Ignite is a firefighting mentorship program for girls 16-18 years old.

Brooke Dyke, who was sponsored by the Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, wanted to experience firefighting as a career option but also because she is looking for a career where she helps people.

Emma Larsen, was sponsored by Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue, has confirmed her desire to become a firefighter.

During the week the girls learn a variety of tasks that include how to put on gear, using the jaws of life and hose-handling.

Mary Foster, Maple Ridge firefighter and camp director, says the camp is a mentorship program that shows girls they can do anything.

The camp ran from Aug. 9-12 at fire stations throughout the Lower Mainland.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Brooke Dyke, left, learns how to use the jaws of life at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Emma Larsen talks with participants at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Participants learn how to hose down a fire at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Brooke Dyke, left, learns how to use the jaws of life at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Just Posted

Caitlin Smith shows a picture of her own kids trying to manouvre the are of 123rd Avenue and Creston Street in Maple Ridge to demonstrate the danger that exists for pedestrians in that area. (Caitlin Smith/Special to The News)
LETTER: Maple Ridge traffic circle a potential ‘death trap’

Parent reiterates ongoing plea for council to make city streets safe for pedestrians

Ron Paley shared a picture from a Sunday morning bike ride, before the rains, when he stopped across the street from Krystal Creek Riding stable, on Ford Detour Road in Pitt Meadows. (Special to The News)
SHARE: Check out the horsepower found in this Pitt Meadows field

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

<ul><li>
If you have a letter you’d like to submit to the editor for consideration, please email us at <a href="mailto:editor@mapleridgenews.com"><strong>editor@mapleridgenews.com</strong></a>. Look forward to hearing your thoughts. </li></ul>
LETTER: Country side

Maple Ridge resident shares poem that sums up arrival of fall

Royal Crescent temporary modular homes opened in October 2018 with 53 studio suites. (The News files)
LETTER: Critical of Liberal candidates comments on supportive housing

Aspiring Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows MLAs should know there’s more to aiding homeless than shelter

Martin Dmitrieff shares this recent morning sunrise on the South Alouette, near the 203rd Street entrance. (Special to The News)
SHARE: Fog offers soft filter to morning sunrise over Maple Ridge

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

In this photo provided by Shannon Kiss, smoke from the CalWood Fire billows, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as seen from Gunbarrel, Colo. (Shannon Kiss via AP)
‘First guys out:’ western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

CEO believes wildfires have become more dangerous in recent years as people live closer to where they start

Employee Sophia Lovink shows off a bag of merchandise in Toronto on Thursday, June 11, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Canada gets C-average grade on 2nd year of cannabis legalization

Cannabis Council of Canada releases report card on federal government and legalization

(Black Press Media files)
B.C. suburbs could see increased demand for rental units as people work from home

Vancouver’s average monthly rent is the highest out of 35 cities across Canada

Fort St. John councillor Trevor Bolin (B.C. Conservative Party)
BC Conservatives leader fights back after BC Liberals leak 2018 workplace harassment case

Sexual harassment case was connected to employee being terminated, WorkSafeBC found

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Oak Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
‘Buy a boat,’ Horgan advises anti-maskers on BC Ferries

NDP leader John Horgan talks COVID-19 misinformation

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are being extended until at least Nov. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

The restrictions do not apply to those providing essential services in either country

Most Read