This three day overnight camp gives teenage girls a chance to experience firsthand what it takes to be an Arlington County Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). 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. The goal of the camp is to increase the participants’ confidence and empower them to consider entering physically challenging careers, such as the fire service, later in life.
The fun-filled three-day weekend includes:
- Participating in exercises, physical training, and Fire/EMS simulations
- Experiencing the everyday life of a firefighter/EMT and eating dinner with on-duty crews at an Arlington firehouse
- Getting a taste of college life with overnight stays on Friday and Saturday night at Marymount University
We will not be hosting a camp this summer, but look for the return of Girls Fire Camp in the summer of 2016.