Protective Services

Protective Services

Ember Fire Academy

Applications are open for 2018. Apply now. 

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Dates: July 16-21, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Golden Horn Fire Department
and overnight July 17 at Carcross Volunteer Fire Department


This free, intensive program for women (16 and older) lets you experience the most challenging—and exciting—tasks in firefighting in a safe and supportive environment.

The hands-on curriculum lets you explore a career in firefighting while jump starting your physical fitness and building a transferable skill set.

This year, we've added elements of wildland fire and emergency medical services too.

You’ll learn to:

  • use personal protective equipment and gear
  • cut open a car to free passengers
  • respond to a hazardous materials emergency
  • rescue people from heights using ropes and ladders
  • fight vehicle and structure fires
  • train for functional fitness and performance tests
  • use proper nutrition for performance workouts

All while working as a team under stress, communicating clearly, and making life-saving decisions.