Tue, 21 Jun 2022
Oakville Fire department, in partnership with City of Burlington and Towns of Halton Hills and Milton, is inviting applications from Halton-based young women 15-18 years of age to participate in a career camp to explore a future in the fire services – beyond fire suppression.
Registration for Blaze Fire Academy (formerly Camp Molly) is now open until July 8, 2022, to select 24 participants to attend the camp from August 10 and 11 at the Fire Training Campus in Oakville. More details on the registration process and requirements are available on the Blaze Fire Academy page.
This annual regional fire camp has been enhanced with more immersive and inspirational training components. In addition to covering various hands-on aspects of the fire service, this year the camp will also include a Q&A session with senior fire services leaders in Halton, and a career information session with post-secondary institutions.
The two-day camp will teach participants about a number of fire response functions such as hazardous material response, search and rescue operations, auto extrication rescues, rope rescue, forcible entry procedures, water rescue and more. Strategic and tactical aspects of fire response support such as fire investigation, communications, public education, fire prevention are also included.
“We are proud of our Fire and Emergency Services team for being active 24/7, striving to keep everyone safe. I invite young women who are exploring the fire services to participate in Blaze Fire Academy and experience this highly meaningful, motivating and rewarding career of choice.”
Mayor Rob Burton
“Blaze Fire Academy is about inspiring participants to reimagine their future and embrace the fire services. As trailblazers that innovate, lead and serve the community with excellence, there are many opportunities to grow in the fire service, and this particular camp is dedicated to young women exploring their potential.”
Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault, Oakville Fire Department