15-Jul-2017 - Rockford Fire Department held their inaugural "Second Alarm Girls Fire Camp" recently.
Over 20 girls ages 9 to 13 got hands-on experience using water hoses, climbing ladders, racing to put on fire gear, and making fire prevention home plans..
"Our biggest goal for this camp is to just let them know this career path is an option for them. It is as simple as that. It is just simple as if they choose to they can be a firefighter, they can be a paramedic and introducing it to these girls at an young age is important,” said firefighter and paramedic for the Rockford Fire Department Sheena Able.
RFD hopes to hold both a girls and a boys camp annually going forward.
2 photos are screen shots from WIFR's video