Protective Services

Protective Services

Ember Fire Academy

The 2017 camp is now full

Camp dates: August 7-12, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Golden Horn 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.

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.