For the third consecutive year, 20 teen girls will learn what is involved in a potential career in firefighting. Beginning on July 30, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) will host Camp Ignite, the training camp focused on giving campers hands-on firefighting experience.
During the five-day camp, teen girls will have the opportunity to perform real-world fire activities. Auto extrication, putting out car fires, rappelling down walls and search and rescue techniques are all on the boot camp agenda.
Camp Ignite is led by Captain Shelli Varela. Varela was Mississauga’s first female firefighter and fire captain.
Camp Ignite – Details
Teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 working with members of MFES.
Garry W. Morden Centre
7535 Ninth Line
July 30 to August 3, 2018
Although the camp runs every day, optimal media days are outlined below.
Tuesday, July 31
- Auto extrication overview and demonstration
Wednesday, August 1
- Search and rescue
- Ladder training
Thursday, August 2
- High angle demonstration
Interviews can be arranged with Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett, Captain Shelli Varela and/or camp participants by contacting Lindsay Noronha, details below.
Stay updated on the Camp Ignite activity by following @MississaugaFES on Twitter.