• May 18th, 2024
  • Saturday, 10:57:07 AM

DFD Hosts Young Ladies Career Exploration Camp

The Denver Fire Department Career Exploration Camp is an excellent opportunity for young ladies to learn, experience, and recognize what a future career as a Denver Firefighter could be like. Campers will participate in actual hands-on activities with emergency equipment while performing simulated fire and rescue situations. It is the mission of our instructors to instill participants with team building and leadership skills, along with valuable life lessons, while having fun! Our hope is to inspire these participants to consider working as a Denver firefighter after their high school and college careers.

The free Career Exploration Camp is dedicated to introducing local young women in 6, 7 and 8th grade to what it is like to be a Denver Firefighter. This camp is also a great opportunity for DFD firefighters to help attendees build a sense of teamwork, responsibility and career awareness, while learning First Aid and CPR skills. Camp will be held July 17-21 and 24th and will begin each morning at 9am at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy (5440 Roslyn Building F, Denver, CO 80216). The day will end around 4pm at the same location. Free transportation is available.

Registration is limited and parents/guardians will be notified once their camper(s) have been confirmed to participate. Once selected to attend, a parent/guardian must attend a mandatory orientation meeting starting at 6:30 pm on either Tuesday, July 11, or Tuesday, July 18. The orientation meeting will be at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy (5440 Roslyn Building #5, Denver, CO 80216) and is anticipated to end around 8pm. Again, orientation attendance of a parent or guardian is mandatory to attend the camp.

Campers will need to bring a jacket and sunscreen depending on the weather. All campers must have waiver on file at the time of attendance. Water, lunch and snacks will be provided.

To register or for more information, contact Capt. Greg Pixley at 303-503-7490 or greg.pixley@denvergov.org.