Nearly 20 older Girl Scouts from along the Front Range got the unique opportunity to learn hands-on firefighting, emergency, and leadership skills from female firefighters with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Summer Heat Fire was held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Girls had the chance to put on bunker gear and SCBA (breathing apparatus), search and rescue in a fire tower, aerial climb, and do hose work and auto extrication.
Girl Scouts of Colorado now has a partnership with the Colorado Springs Fire Department and we hope to offer a WEEK-LONG version of this event in the summer of 2019.
Girl Scouts of Colorado is partnering with the Colorado Springs Fire Department on an exciting camp offering for summer 2019. At “Summer Heat Fire” session, female firefighters volunteer their time to teach girls firefighting and leadership skills. Girls wear real firefighting gear while learning and working through a series of fire related challenges. Other activities may include; an aerial ladder climb, search and rescue techniques, vehicle extrication, and working with hose lines while suited up in protective firefighting gear and breathing apparatus. The highlight of the week is a live fire exercise where participants will extinguish a real propane fire! There is no physical requirement to participate in this camp and all Girl Scouts are welcome.
Are you interested in learning more? Girl Scouts can attend a one day event this summer where they will practice and learn a sampling of the skills and activities that will take place at the 2019 camp!
Sign up now for for the Summer Heat Taster on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9 a.m – 5 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Tower!
This event is open to Cadettes going into 8th grade in fall 2018, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Troops can attend together, but girls will register individually. Additional adults for supervision are not required at this event, but if interested can register as a volunteer.
Event registration closes July 17. On July 18, all participants will be sent an email with more information and required forms and waivers to bring to the event with them at that time. Girls will not be allowed to stay for the program if they do not arrive with the waiver completed.