The Delaware State Fire School will host its first Camp Fury Delaware on Aug. 19-20 at Delaware State Fire School, 1463 Chestnut Grove Road, Dover.
This is an all-girls camp for girls ages 13-17, which will show teenage girls a variety of areas in emergency services. The camp is being coordinated by Delaware State Fire School Senior Instructor Vincent Miller and Sarah Davis, a radiological planner from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency in Smyrna, who is also a firefighter and emergency medical technician in New Castle County.
Camp Fury originated in 2009 in Tucson, Arizona, with local fire departments whose chiefs were female. The camp idea has spread across the country and is now in Delaware. Speakers at the camp will be from the areas of fire, rescue and emergency medical services, as well as law enforcement and emergency management, and will allow the campers to experience some hands-on skills.
The two-day day camp will involve some minor exercises and stretching in the mornings and lead into speakers and the hands-on sessions for each area represented. Girls will have a chance to speak to women from each field and will be allowed an opportunity to experience some of the skills involved with each job. There will also be some static displays planned, like emergency services vehicles and a tour of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Operations Center in Smyrna. The camp will end with a ceremony with a special guest speaker.
Registration is open until July 28 at statefireschool.delaware.gov.
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