Girl Power: Girls' firefighting camp begins at Shasta College

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding
  • Published: 06/21/2022 12:00 AM

Camp Cinder, a firefighter training camp for young women, started at Shasta College. The five-day, four-night, camp first began in 2015 in San Luis Obispo, and after recent funding from CAL FIRE, the camp has begun in Shasta County for the very first time. The camp is hosting girls from the entire CAL FIRE northern region, which covers the Bay Area all the way up to the Oregon border. The girls will learn how to fight wildfires, structure fires, and even how to rescue someone drowning in Shasta Lake. One CAL FIRE official emphasized that with recent staffing shortages, adding a diverse group of workers is more important than ever. "In general, it’s hard to find workers these days. There is a labor shortage so we can’t just be appealing to half of the population," said CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Katie Mason.


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