Sacramento Fire department offers free ‘Fire Camp’ for girls Sept. 23-24

The Sacramento Fire Department will host its fourth annual Sacramento Area Girls Fire Camp on Sept. 23-24.

Designed for teens grades 9 through 12, this free two-day event at the Sacramento Fire Academy in McClellan Park is led by professional women firefighters.  

“We believe that every young woman deserves the chance to explore any career path she’s passionate about, without limitations,” said Sacramento Fire Assistant Chief Kim Iannucci. “The Sacramento Area Girls Fire Camp is a transformative experience that not only introduces girls to firefighting skills but also encourages them to view firefighting as a viable and rewarding career option.”

Participants will have the opportunity to learn search and rescue techniques, receive first-aid and CPR training, and gain valuable insights into hose and fire stream management. 

More than just acquiring firefighting skills, campers will develop leadership abilities, enhance teamwork dynamics, and increase their understanding of public safety. 

“As they complete each drill, they’ll realize they are the architects of their own unquenchable futures,” said Iannucci.  

Breakfast, lunch and a camp T-shirt will be provided at the event. 

The Sacramento Fire Department employs an inclusive definition of “girls” to include female-identifying, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals.    

Early registration is recommended as space is limited.  

Those interested can register here.

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