Fresno Fire to host girls’ empowerment camp in November – Fresno, California

Fresno, California 2021-07-25 14:13:46 –

Fresno, CA (KFSN)-With less than 8% of firefighters nationwide being women, the Fresno Fire Department wants to make a difference in the male-dominated profession.

Applications for the Girls Empowerment Camp have officially started.

In 2019, 50 children were given the opportunity to train with Fresno and female firefighters throughout the state.

In addition to the ladder drill, we did everything from search operations to roofing techniques.

The goal was to show that being a firefighter is a job that women can accomplish.

Last year’s event was canceled due to a pandemic, so this year we are opening 70 slots to children aged 14-18.

“Most people who are successful with it feel very attracted to it, and the more they can expose someone to this when they are young, the more it lights up and makes them theirs. Get involved in the pursuit of goals, start doing the right thing, and make the right choices from an early age, “said Shane Brown of Fresno Fire.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, less than 94,000 of the 1.1 million firefighters nationwide are women.

Locally, in addition to Chief Keleadnis, there are five female firefighters throughout Fresno.

They want to increase their number by hosting girls’ empowerment events each year.

This year it will be held in November.You can register here..

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