By Kendall Warner, PIO Intern
Last week, 18 girls from high schools around the area participated in the second Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Girls Fire and Rescue Academy Camp. Throughout the week, the girls participated in a range of activities such as learning how to perform a tracheotomy, extinguish a car fire, exercise like a firefighter, and search and rescue tactics to name just a few. They not only learned important skills but also team building and life-lessons they can carry with them through whatever career path they choose to take.
Last week could not have been possible without the wonderful staff and volunteers that took time out of their own lives to teach the girls. Women from different fire and rescue stations throughout the county led the camp and spent every day with the girls. Crews from various stations took time out of their day to come to the fire and rescue training academy and teach as well.
I was able to spend time each day last week at the fire and rescue academy with the girls documenting their week. Above is a slideshow of the week in photos.