NorCal fire camp inspires girls to pursue firefighting careers

Bay Area

Dozens of teenage girls got a first-hand look over the weekend at what it takes to be a fighter.

The annual fire camp is hosted by NorCal Women in the Fire Service and aimed at getting young girls interested in a firefighting career. 

“Women generally don’t have the exposure that men have,” Luisa Rapport, information specialist for the Santa Clara County Fire Department said. “So even if you’re capable of the position, you don’t generally have the exposure and you’re not given the opportunity to see what the profession is all about.”

Female firefighters from across the Bay Area lead activities and got girl’s pumped about a possible career in the fire service. 

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