Charlotte Fire welcomes back high school campers for Camp Ignite

  • Source: WCNC-TV NBC 6 Charlotte
  • Published: 06/23/2022 12:00 AM

Dana Matthews goes to Stewart W. Cramer High School, but this week she is getting one step closer to her dream career of firefighting through the Charlotte Fire Department Camp Ignite. "Men think women can't do a man's job but if you show them you can do their job you can do anything," Matthews said. Camp Ignite is a place that's training high school girls on how to be firefighters and igniting confidence in them they didn't think possible. For an entire week, the girls live together and train together. Vanessa Roy with Charlotte Fire said the girls learn search and rescue techniques, hose-line advancement, rappelling, ladders and more. "So they are going to be on the hose line, they are going to be marching forward and backward, spraying water and trying to control and hose line that's kind of the fun obstacle," Roy said.


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