Brantford Fire Department will be hosting the inaugural Camp Molly from Thursday, September 15 until Sunday, September 18.
Camp Molly is a free four-day camp that provides young women in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to perform a variety of firefighting tasks and learn about the different career opportunities within the Brantford Fire Department.
“We are incredibly proud to offer the first Camp Molly at the Brantford Fire Department,” said Brantford Fire Chief, Todd Binkley. “As a father of two daughters I know the importance of supporting young women in their career choices and providing them with the opportunity to explore a career path in the fire service.”
Camp Molly pays tribute to the first female firefighter on record in North America, Molly Williams. The camp is a unique, hands-on opportunity for young women to gain an introduction to the fire service during a pivotal time when teens are making career decisions. Participants will gain an understanding of the career paths available within each division of the Brantford Fire Department through carefully planned activities, including:
- Basic firefighting skills
- Catching fire hydrants
- Managing hose lines
- Medical Skills
- Hazmat Operations
- Exterior Live fire
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) orientation
- Use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
- Search and rescue operations
- Auto extrication rescues
- Use of aerial and ground ladders
- Forcible entry procedures
- Water rescue
Space is limited to 24 participants. Those interested in participating in Camp Molly will need to meet the listed qualifications and provide a short essay explaining why they would like to attend the Camp. To apply and learn more about Camp Molly, including the list of the qualifications, please visit Brantford.ca/CampMolly.