May 01, 2014 23:24
Do you know a young woman who might be interested in becoming a firefighter? It is never too early to start thinking about a non-traditional career, so PF&R sponsors a Fire Camp, July 10-13, free to young women age 16-19, to explore what a career in the fire & rescue service entails. And there's a special info session this Friday.
Who can be a firefighter? Anyone who is physically and mentally capable, is a problem solver, has good mechanical aptitude, and takes pride in helping others.
The camp, which is hosted at PF&R's training center, offers instruction by women firefighters, including many of PF&R's own. Young women will participate in workshops utilizing some of the tools and equipment used in fire & rescue work, learn about teamwork, how to prepare for an interview, and along with working hard, they'll also be certified in CPR.
This Friday, May 2, is an information session from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at PF&R's training center, 4800 NE 122nd Avenue: all are welcome to attend.
Find out more and access the camp application here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/fire/58307