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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Media Release: Women’s Firefighting Camp taking place this weekend

Women’s Firefighting Camp taking place this weekend

HAMILTON, ON – October 15, 2015 – Twenty young women aged 16-19 are set to participate this coming weekend in the first-ever Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) hosted by the Hamilton Fire Department.

Members of the media are cordially invited to see Camp FFIT in action on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1pm-3pm.

Camp FFIT provides young women with a unique opportunity to explore the fire service as a career. Activities include firefighting tasks such as search and rescue, hose techniques, climbing aerial ladders, donning protective firefighter gear as well as instruction on fitness and nutrition. Beyond offering insight into firefighting as a career, Camp FFIT seeks to boost the confidence and leadership skills of these young women.

The camp will take place at Hamilton’s Multi Agency Training Centre, Building “C”, 1227 Stone Church Road East (at Nebo Road), Hamilton, Ontario from October 16-18, 2015.

Camp FFIT began in 2009 as an initiative of Ottawa Fire and Fire Service Women Ontario (FSWO), and has since spread to a number of Ontario cities.

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