Camp FFIT returns with firefighter training camp for young women

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Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario, has announced a call for applications for Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) 2017. Young women between the ages of 15 and 19, who meet the application criteria, are invited to apply.

 

Camp FFIT is designed to educate young women about the career of firefighting. Participants will have an opportunity to perform many tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Search and rescue
  • Auto extrication
  • Forcible entry
  • Catching hydrants
  • High rise operations and aerial ladder climb
  • Wearing full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Fighting simulated kitchen and car fires

 

Applications are available now at ottawa.ca and must be returned to Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre located at 898 Industrial Avenue no later than May 26, 2017.

 

Participants will have an opportunity to speak to women and men who work at Ottawa Fire Services, as well as firefighters from neighbouring communities and students who have graduated from a Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program. Instruction will be offered in English.

 

Camp FFIT, now in its eighth year, will take place August 21 to 25, 2017 from 8 AM – 5 PM at the Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre (898 Industrial Avenue).

 

I highly encourage any ambitious young women in our community interested in a career in firefighting to attend. For more information, please email campffit@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424 ext 29621.