Women’s Firefighter Camp Now Accepting Applications
Hamilton, ON September 6, 2016, – Applications are now being accepted to participate in Hamilton’s second annual Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training).
Camp FFIT provides young women aged 15-19 with a unique opportunity to explore the fire service as a career. Activities include firefighting tasks such as search and rescue, hose techniques, aerial ladder climbing, using protective firefighter gear as well as learning about fitness and nutrition. Beyond building excitement for firefighting as a career, Camp FFIT seeks to boost the confidence and leadership skills of young women.
The cost of Camp FFIT is $50 which includes a t-shirt, lunches, and all instruction. Subsidies are available through the City of Hamilton Recreation Subsidy program for those who qualify.
Applicants are asked to complete a form including a short essay detailing their interest in firefighting. Applications are available at www.hamilton.ca/campffit. Deadline for applications is September 23, 2016.
Source Public Information Officer
Hamilton Fire Department