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Archived - Camp FFIT returns with firefighter camp for young women

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March 9, 2020
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Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario, is pleased to announce an application call for Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) 2020. Young women between the ages of 15 and 19, who meet the application criteria, are invited to apply.

Firefighters extinguish fire with a hose

Camp FFIT is designed to educate young women about the career of firefighting. Participants will have an opportunity to perform many tasks, including:

  • Search and rescue
  • Auto extrication
  • Forcible entry
  • Catching hydrants
  • High rise operations and aerial ladder climb
  • Wearing full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Fighting simulated kitchen and car fires

Applications are available now at and must be returned to Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre, located at 898 Industrial Avenue, no later than 4 pm on Friday, May 22, 2020.

Participants will have an opportunity to speak to women and men who work at Ottawa Fire Services, as well as firefighters from neighbouring communities and students who have graduated from a Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program.

Camp FFIT, now in its 11th year, will take place:

Date: August 10 to 14, 2020
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Location: Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre
898 Industrial Avenue

For questions, please email or call 613-580-2424 ext. 29621.

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