Firefighting Camp Gets Girls Involved

Twenty-eight cadets this past week participated in a six-day long camp at the New Hampshire Fire Academy in Concord, reports Forster’s Daily Democrat

The camp stands as an all-girls training ground for teens ages 14 to 20 considering fire or emergency medical services for their future.

Jess Wyman, director of the camp and a member of the Nashua Fire Department, said the whole basis of Camp Fully Involved comes from the idea of female empowerment. She founded the camp six years ago and this year stands as the first time the organization has aligned itself with the Sarah Fox Memorial Fund.

She added the camp has a 67 percent rate of attendees going on to full-time fire and emergency medical service, or other jobs in the field. The camp trains girls from all over the world and for the first time this year, provided services to a deaf teenager so she could train.

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