Twenty-four young women learned the ins and outs of firefighting this week at Camp Blaze. Instructors created Camp Blaze to introduce young women to the Fire Service. Camp Blaze is structured to give young women more confidence by teaching them about team work, problem solving and physical agility.
Camp Blaze instructors volunteer their time and include about 60 professional female firefighters from Seattle, Tacoma, Texas, Maryland, Arizona, Virginia and California. Nearly 50 people from the Seattle Fire Department volunteered their time to help give the young women experience with live fire training, aerial ladder climbing, rappelling, hose handling and search and rescue. The camp took place at the Washington State Patrol Training Academy in North Bend.
For more information on Camp Blaze visit www.campblaze.com.