Sparking a Passion
Over the April 15-16 weekend, the LAFD hosted its annual Girls Camp to introduce fire skills to high-school-aged young women and encourage their interest in becoming Firefighters.
It was the department’s tenth Girls Camp. The program resumed last year after taking a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
The camp was held at Drill Tower 81 in Panorama City.
The goal of the camp is to instill confidence, leadership and courage in young women while providing awareness of a potential career in the fire service. The curriculum included interactive training exercises with power tools, ladders, hose lines and extinguishers; basic training in first-aid and CPR; and physical fitness, leadership and team-building events.
The program is an “inspirational journey for young women, according to the LAFD. Female Fire Chiefs, Captains and Firefighter/Paramedics from across California teach the campers how to push themselves to the limit and achieve anything they want, whether in a fire career or elsewhere.
Well done, LAFD!