Rogue Girls Fire Camp Hosts 3rd Annual Camp
Fourteen young women, ages 16-20, will get a chance to experience and learn about a career in fire service this weekend as they participate in the third annual Rogue Girls Fire Camp (RGFC). This year’s camp takes place June 17, 18 & 19th and is being held at the Regional Training Center in White City. New this year is the addition of a third full day and re-incorporating two overnight stays to simulate station life.
Putting on and taking off turnout gear with air packs will be just the beginning for the campers. Each day will be filled with a variety of skills including opening and using a hydrant, pulling hose, and some good basic fire and life safety knowledge like how to use a fire extinguisher and Hands-Only CPR. There will be guest speakers from other agencies who will discuss some of the other career possibilities in our area and how to prepare for those jobs.
The Rogue Girls Fire Camp cadre of instructors include fire personnel who have a range of roles in fire service. They are Fire Captains, Engineers, Firefighters, a Deputy Fire Marshal, Volunteers and Student Firefighters from local fire agencies in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The mix of experience provides a depth of knowledge and an ability to connect with the young applicants. There are instructors who have recently been through the hiring process along with women who have worked in the fire service for over 25 years.
The free camp would have not been possible if it were not for the generosity of this year’s sponsors. We would like to say thank you to all of those who believe in our cause and the desire to bring more diversity to emergency services: Firehouse Five Foundation, PHD Studios, Firehouse Subs Medford, West Family Foundation, Texas Roadhouse, Crossfit Steelhead and of course our local fire departments.
For more information on the Rogue Girls Fire Camp, please visit us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/RogueGirlsFire If you would like to get involved in this event in the future, please send us an email: email@example.com.