With the goal of empowering young females and introducing them to Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the Arlington County Fire Department hosted its annual four-day Camp Heat this past weekend, providing girls ages 15-18 with an interactive, fun-filled and hands-on experience that included Fire/EMS simulations, physical training, CPR, fire behavior training and more.
In addition to learning about all aspects of Fire and EMS, the teenagers built their teamwork and collaboration skills that will give them confidence throughout their lives.
To kick off the four-day camp, the teenage girls went through physical fitness training with FF/Paramedic Slade and FF/EMT Travers.
The overnight camp included tours of the fire-rescue stations in Arlington County, as well as eating in the stations and getting to know the firefighters and EMTs.
The teenagers received advice and instruction from female leaders in Arlington’s public safety agencies, including Sheriff Arthur, Arlington County Police Detective Pagan, ACFD Battalion Chief Marsh, & NP Audet.