The all girl’s fire camps below do not only show the young ladies what it takes to be a firefighter, but they also show them what it takes to be a strong independent woman. Young girls learn some leadership and follower ship and just over all confidence building. Using firefighting as a medium to do that. The participants learn about fire behavior, fire service history, physical fitness, nutrition, CPR and fire extinguishers but more importantly they learn about pushing past limits, encouraging each other and working as a team.
Camp Bailout (MA)
“Camp Bailout!” is a unique program for teenage girls to explore options for females within the fire and emergency medical service professions.
Camp Blaze (WA)
BLAZE, a special project of iWomen, is an enthusiastic and talented group of women firefighters putting on weeklong “fire camps” — intensive orientations to firefighting — for young women, ages 16-19.
Camp Fully Involved (NH)
Camp Fully Involved is a physically challenging, aggressive hands-on, live-in week long summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14 (and having completed the 8th grade) and 20 who are interested in exploring the career of a firefighter.
CampHERO is an exciting new summer camp designed to help girls develop courage, gain confidence and build character while introducing them to the protective services. Girls get to explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by real Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and Dispatchers!
Camp Ignite (NC)
A camp created to build the confidence and character of high school aged girls while introducing them to the Fire Department and other public services.
Can You Take the Heat (OH)
On Aug. 24, 2019, women from local fire departments will be putting on a FREE one day event to share with you what it’s like to be a firefighter. This class is meant for women 15 years old and up. Location: Scarlet Oaks Fire Station, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Girls’ Fire Camp (CA)
The Ventura County Fire Department Girls’ Fire Camp is a FREE two-day experience designed to engage young women, ages 14 to 18, and share what it’s like to be a firefighter through fun, hands-on activities. Open to all genders.
Phoenix Firecamp (NY)
Phoenix Firecamp is an overnight camp, held annually, the third full week of July at the Utica Fire Academy in Utica, NY. Campers live in a restored Utica firehouse for the week where their classroom exercises take place. Campers are then transported to the training grounds for hands-on training. Social activities and team building are held at the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland, NY. Campers must be between the ages of 14-19.
Portland Metro Fire Camp (OR)
Instructed by female firefighters from multiple agencies across the west coast. This camp is designed to instill confidence, build leadership and team skills in young women through hands-on firefighter training. The camp itinerary consists of various stations and scenarios each day such as taking hydrants, hose practices, controlling nozzles, turret and standpipe evolutions, rope operations, ladders, search and rescue, extrication, forcible entry, emergency medical skills, nutrition, physical fitness and interview techniques. It truly is an all encompassing introduction to an amazing and rewarding profession.