Today we are creating history, a legacy of honor, remembrance, service, and touching the lives of many. The Kansas Firefighters Museum has a collective mission to honor its Kansas firefighters at the official Kansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Plaza, preserve and share the firefighting history of our state, help children through Coats For Kids, and provide a free annual Fire Camp for teens with the help of local emergency agencies and organizations…but we won’t stop there. This year, an additional goal is to provide decontamination wipes for firefighters to have when responding to fires in an effort to help prevent dangerous cancers caused by toxins our Kansas firefighters are exposed to. Last year, we invited firefighters to make special dedications to fallen firefighters from their community in our calendar. We are the only calendar of its kind in the world that honors its fallen firefighters in this way. Little did we know that this year we would lose one of our very own, Chief Mike Corn. He was a great leader, firefighter, training officer, teacher, life saver…..but most of all, our close friend. Not ready to let him go, we wanted to learn more from him, laugh with him, and serve with him. He embraced the missions we carry out and even this calendar could not have existed without support like his. For reasons we will never understand, fate took him from us on a day that we did get blessed with serving with him as we planned for Fire Camp, cheered on Xavier (our first military firefighter) for trying out for the calendar, laughed together, shook hands and hugged not knowing that just hours later he would leave us taking his last breath as he was responding to his very last call. If we could speak to you now, Mike: We will pass on your legacy. For your legacy is in us because you taught us well, set the bar high, embraced us, picked us up when we fell and even gave us a swift kick when we needed it. We will miss you beyond words until we meet again, good friend! The Kansas Firefighters Museum invites you to take a moment to remember the fallen firefighters in our state and wishes to thank you for joining us in our mission.
FIRE CAMP IS COMING SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016.
WHERE IS FIRE CAMP?
Wichita South High School (NE corner of campus)
701 W. 33rd Street South, Wichita, Kansas
WHAT IS FIRE CAMP?
Fire camp is a one day camp giving a hands-on experience for youth into the world of firefighting.
You will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on activity stations that will give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one or you.
The stations are lead by real firefighters from multiple fire departments in our local area.
Search Maze, Water Rescue, High Angle Repelling, Hose Pull/Firefighter Hose Line Battle, Medical, Bucket Brigade,
Search & Rescue, Bunker Gear Race, Haz Mat Station, Combat Challenge, and more coming this year!
WHO IS IT FOR?
This is a one day camp that will be FREE to up to 100 students who pre-register for this event by completing and submitting the registration form with a postmark no later than May 1, 2016.
SPONSORS & FIREFIGHTERS
FIREFIGHTERS – Interested in helping at camp? Call us at (316) 648-3662.
POTENTIAL SPONSORS – We welcome businesses and private sponsors to join us in our effort to serve our community.
We are a non-profit organization. Call (316) 648-0563 to see how you can help us!
PLAN FOR AN INCREDIBLE, FUN-FILLED DAY!
8:00 Check In and Opening Ceremonies
9:00 – 12:10 Firefighter Station Activities
12:10 – 12:40 Lunch will be provided
12:50 – 4:00 Firefighter Station Activities
4:15 – 4:30 Closing
___Sunscreen ___Jacket or sweatshirt (Depending on the weather)
___Medications ___Change of Clothes
___Hat ___Tennis Shoes (NO open toe shoes or sandals!)
___Towel ___Bug Spray
___Water Bottle ___Positive Attitude
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Hutchinson Community College, Salvation Army, South High School and Walgreens along with our local fire departments and firefighters who all came together to make this possible!
Calendars may be purchased online or at: