Firefighter Niki Crappen, a firefighter/paramedic with Midway Fire Rescue will spend September 20th-27th working to make a difference in the lines of teen burn victims. She will serve as a counselor at the International Burn Camp in Washington D.C.
Funded through the International Association of Firefighters Charitable Foundation, the camp is for teens ages 13-15 and helps burn survivors understand that they are not alone in their experiences and that there is a larger support system for them.
This will be Paramedic Crippen 's first year at the International Burn Camp. She volunteered at Camp "Can Do", a project of the Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital and South Carolina Firefighters for two years. She was selected to represent South Carolina at the International Burn Camp this year with one of the campers she worked with earlier this summer.
"I'm extremely excited and honored to have the opportunity to represent the burn cam at MUSC and my department," Firefighter Crippen said of her selection as a counselor at the IAFF camp. "I'm looking forward to meeting other campers and counselors and spending some more time with my camper."