A firefighting training program especially for girls aged 16 to 19 is coming to Mogo.
Girls on Fire will combine online learning with a practical session, to introduce and empower girls to work and volunteer in fire and emergency services. The training will be held in November.
Founder and manager of inclusion at Fire and Rescue NSW, Bronnie Mackintosh, says Girls on Fire is blazing a trail to encourage young women to consider careers or voluntary roles in emergency services.
She says during early November, Girls on Fire is hosting COVID-19 safe day programs across regional NSW, designed to challenge, test and motivate the next generation of female emergency service workers.
Instead of six days in person, the camps will now involve an online portion, as well as a one day in person intensive session. In small groups our instructors will run through tours of a fire control centre and a fire station as well as run through drills and equipment used by emergency services.
“Our first camp was immensely successful, we saw twenty young women graduate from the program equipped with new skills and appreciation for the emergency service sector, some of which are now in their final stages of permanent fire and rescue recruitment. We are extremely proud.”
To find out more head to www.girlsonfire.com.au