Summer Heat Fire Camp


This camp will empower young women to have the courage and confidence to choose any career path they desire. 

Each participant in Summer Heat will become CPR/First-Aid Certified, if they choose.



 

Fire Camp for Young Women

Summer Heat

SUMMER HEAT FIRE CAMP DATES: Monday July 22 - Friday July 26, 2019

​​​About the Week


This camp will encourage young women to push through any mental, emotional, and physical barriers they may have, through a series of fire related challenges. Other activities may include; an aerial ladder climb, search and rescue techniques, vehicle extrication, and working with hose lines while suited up in protective firefighting gear and breathing apparatus.


The highlight of the week is a live fire exercise where the Summer Heat participants will extinguish a real propane fire!

Just like real firefighters, these young women will participate in team building and camaraderie.


There are no physical requirements in order to participate in this summer camp program.
​We encourage all to apply. 

Summer Heat Example Schedule 

Day 1 - 

  • Nutrition class
  • Physical fitness
  • Breakout sessions: turnout distribution, group photos
  • Station tour
  • Tour of dispatch at POC
  • Group time, dismissal


Day 2 - 

  • Breakout sessions: SCBA and life safety behaviors 
  • Breakout sessions: rescue, tools, PPE with SCBA, ropes
  • Breakout sessions: rescue, tools, PPE with SCBA, ropes
  • Breakout sessions: rescue simulation, fire extinguisher training
  • Fire Behavior class, dismissal


Day 3 - 

  • Physical fitness activities
  • Hose streams class, booster & 1-3/4” with cone, maze with SCBA, propane practice
  • CPR and First Aid Training
  • Propane drill preparation and arrival of guests 
  • Dinner and propane drill, dismissal  


Day 4 - 

  • Breakout sessions: ladders, aerial climb, medical scenario, muster practice 
  • Breakout sessions: auto extrication, tools
  • Group Time and dismissal 
  • Real propane burn 


Day 5 - 

  • Physical fitness
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test video, orientation and practice
  • Muster competition
  • Equipment turn in
  • Introduction to the Explorer Post, dismissal
  • Commencement Ceremony


​* Lunch is provided each day. 




A (example) Day in the Life at Summer Heat Camp 
(These times are not exact)


8:00-8:15        Welcome
8:15-10:00      Breakout sessions: SCBA and life safety behaviors 
10:00-12:00    Breakout sessions: rescue, tools, PPE with SCBA, ropes
12:00-1:00      Lunch 
1:00-3:00        Breakout sessions: rescue, tools, PPE with SCBA, ropes
3:00-4:45        Breakout sessions: rescue simulation, fire extinguisher training
4:45-5:30        Fire Behavior class

5:30                Dismissal