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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Young Women Have Chance to Explore a Career as a Firefighter

Portland Metro Fire Camp participant cuts into vehicle with power tool

Applications are being accepted for Portland Metro Fire Camp for young women ages 16 to 22. This camp is an all-encompassing introduction to a rewarding profession. The camp is designed to instill confidence while building leadership and team skills.

Participants will learn what it takes to be a firefighter while completing hands-on training in hose and ladder skills, vehicle extrication, search and rescue, ropes and knots, live-fire operations, aerial ladder climbs, forcible entry, emergency medical skills, and other firefighting tasks.

They will also receive instruction from professional female firefighters from multiple agencies on how to prepare for interviews and gain insight on what it’s like to have a career in the fire service as well as the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness.

This free fire camp will be offered twice this summer on two weekends.

The first camp will be held July 8, 9, and 10 at the Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 NE 122nd Ave., in Portland.

The second camp will take place July 15, 16, and 17 at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Training Center, 12400 SW Tonquin Road, in Sherwood.

The deadline to apply for both camps is May 30 at midnight. Space is limited. Notifications of those selected to participate will be emailed the week of June 1.

Applications and more information are available online at www.portlandmetrofirecamp.com.

2021 Portland Metro Fire Camp participants and female firefighters on a rig

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