VIDEO: This weekend the Rogue Girls Fire Camp held its 3rd annual camp that exposes young women to the field of fire service. With a total of 14 women, they spent their weekend learning what it means to live and train as a firefighter.
Throughout the weekend the girls learned how to put on fire gear, operate a hose, learn basic fire and life safety knowledge, as well as fight a real fire. Ashley Manning is a Captain Paramedic with Ashland Fire and Rescue says this camp is an opportunity to “show these girls that ‘hey you can do this, this is an option. And trying to get a few more females into the fire service,” says Manning.
The campers are women anywhere from 16 to 20 years old, the majority are still in high school and used this as an opportunity to see if this is a career, they can see themselves doing in the future.