This year, 9 new campers and 5 returning campers have converged at the Emergency Services Center at 2nd and Chambers to participate in a week-long free camp. This camp focuses on leadership skills development for young women aged 16 to 20 years of age. They are outfitted with department equipment and participate in fire and emergency medical service activities, which are used as a springboard for personal growth. Campers are mentored and instructed by Eugene Springfield Fire firefighters that have a high level of dedication to the camp mission.
Some of the activities the campers experience are using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), rappelling off a training tower, fighting actual fires with fire hoses, manipulating fire equipment including extrication equipment and finally participating in a “live burn” at the training field burn building as an observer.
Graduation of camp participants will be on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
For further information, please contact camp coordinator Captain Jean Woodrich at 541-530-3717, or Battalion Chief Matt Ennis at 541-682-7103.