Eugene Springfield Fire has opened up the application process for our 8th Annual Young Women’s Fire Camp, which will be held during the week of July 9 – 13, 2018.
This week-long day camp is open to all high school-aged women and will be held at the Emergency Services Training Center at 1705 W. 2nd Ave in Eugene (2nd & Chambers). As in years past, there is no charge to attend the camp.
The Young Women’s Fire Camp is designed to simulate a mini fire and emergency medical services academy, with a focus on teamwork, confidence building, leadership development, and life skills in a fire-based environment. Led by a dedicated team of our department’s female firefighter/paramedics, the participants will experience activities such as vehicle extrication, rappelling, forcible entry, hose dragging, wall breaching, physical fitness training, live fire-fighting and basic emergency medical treatment and scenarios. In addition to our staff, we partner with the Eugene Police Department for personal safety awareness instruction, and invite local community leaders to speak on topics which inspire and challenge these young women.
Eugene Springfield Fire is a shared service of the Cities of Eugene and Springfield.