Young women in Halton can now register for Oakville fire services camp 


Published May 31, 2023 at 10:18 am

Young women in Halton Region thinking about a career in fire services can take a big step towards that goal beginning today.

Blaze Fire Academy, a joint initiative of the fire departments in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills, is now accepting online applications for its camp for young women, ages 15 to 18.

At the two-day camp, participants get a firsthand opportunity to experience all aspects of the fire service – fire suppression and more.

The online applications close on June 23, 2023.

Up to 24 participants will be selected for the career camp to be held on Aug. 9 and 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Training Campus in Oakville.

Immersive training will be offered as follows:

Aug. 9

  • Fire dispatch
  • Search and rescue
  • Auto extrication
  • Medical
  • Panel discussion with Fire Chiefs from across Halton region


Aug. 10

  • Forcible entry and roof operations
  • Fire hydrant competition
  • Firefighter survival
  • Fire prevention and education
  • Information session with post-secondary institutions e.g. Seneca College, about fire service education courses and certification
  • Graduation ceremony

The camp for young women is one of three career camps offered by Blaze Fire Academy in 2023. Other camps include:

One for adults considering a career transition into the fire services to be held on June 6, 7 and 13. Registration has closed for this camp and 24 participants have been selected to attend.

The other camp is open to anyone 18 years or older. This camp will be held in November 2023 with registration set to open in October.

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