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Camp Blaze


I mentioned this four years ago and it’s worth a repeat.  24 girls, aged 16-19, are attending Camp Blaze this week in Bellevue, Washington. Started in 2001, the camp gives girls a taste of life as a firefighter. They rappelled off the Bellevue Fire Department’s training structure, learned to use the equipment of the trade including the jaws of life, and put out simulated fires. Their trainers, professional firefighters, volunteer their time and the camp is free to attend, funded by donations. It’s a unique opportunity for girls to challenge themselves, build confidence, and try out a male-dominated career with other like-minded campers.

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