by Lt. (N) Carson Stoney
Noah Reid from Sylvan Lake spent three days last week learning firefighting and flood control techniques from Canadian Forces instructors at Damage Control Training Facility Galiano in Esquimalt, B.C.
Reid is a member of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Red Deer and is currently taking his six week long Boatswain Mate Course at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship QUADRA in Comox, B.C. During this course he will also spend many of his days aboard a Royal Canadian Navy ORCA patrol class tender vessel.
“I can’t believe all the things I get to do and it’s all free,” said the Grade 11 École H. J. Cody High School student. “I practised using a fire hose and fire extinguisher to put out fires. My favourite part was being in the flood simulator and having gallons of water rushing out at me while my partner and I had to plug it!”
Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a national youth program sponsored by Department of National Defence and Navy League of Canada. The program is offered to all youth in Canada aged 12-18 and is provided at zero cost to families. Adults interested in volunteering or youth interested in joining, are encouraged to contact RCSCC RED DEER Commanding Officer, Lt. (N) Bertine Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org.