Empowerment Camp in Orange County Connects Girls With Women Firefighters

  • Source: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles
  • Published: 06/26/2022 08:37 PM

Nearly 60 teenagers from across the southland are gathering at the Irvine Training Center to see and experience what it’s like to be a firefighter. "It’s very fun for the girls to see other female firefighters because you can’t be what you can’t see," said Mackenzie Snyder, a firefighter paramedic with the Orange County Fire Authority. The girls empowerment camp, now going on its third year, is designed as a free two-day program packed with mentorship and guidance from the best in the field. "They’re going to be throwing ladders, confidence course, and learn about fire fitness to take care of the body and be strong for the job," said Shelly Appleby a firefighter with Orange County Fire Authority. Students were able to fully immerse themselves in the experience and get the real experience of what firefighters go through.


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