Welcome to our FIREEMSBOOTCAMP web page. This bootcamp was founded 10 years ago to allow ages 14-21 years an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement and Military and spark an interest into a possible career pathway, during a one-weekend academy. It is a 53 hour, jam-packed, fun-filled weekend and is put on every summer, the last weekend in June, at Camp Morning Star in Angelus Oaks. Patricia Baker, the Camp Director, graciously donates the camp to us the same time each year, for these cadets the have the best experience, at a minimal cost.
For the first time we have added a JUNIOR FIRE/EMS BOOTCAMP, during the same weekend, to allow ages 9-13 years to shadow the 14-21 year olds. This, not only allows the juniors an opportunity to gain an interest in a career path, (usually excluded from explorer posts or academy opportunities such as this) it allows the older kids to further develop their leadership skills and strengthen their teamwork abilities by guiding the juniors throughout the weekend.
The nominal registration pays for 5 meals, a uniform shirt and a DVD that captures the entire weekend. They will learn classroom and hands-on skills in the following areas: Structure Fire Preparedness, Wildland Firefighting, Low-angle awareness to include ropes and knots, Vehicle Extrication, Trauma C-spine, CPR (will receive CPR cards), Swift Water Awareness, Teamwork, Leadership, MCI, and competitions in a few other skills. There is also a luncheon followed by a graduation ceremony including bag pipes and awards.
Scholarships can be earned and are awarded during the graduation ceremony and will be valid for the following year's bootcamp. Friendships will created and career bonds are fostered with the multiple agencies that volunteer their time to provide these cadets their expertise and guidance during the classroom and manipulative skills.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, know someone 14-21 years old or 9-13 years old who would be interested, feel free to explore the site and find the registration and details to get signed up. Any other questions feel free to contact us. We will respond right back. We look forward to meeting you at camp.
Lisa Comnick, Fire / EMS Bootcamp Founder
San Bernardino County Firefighter
Paramedic, San Bernardino County