Applications for Camp FFIT now available

Ottawa Fire Services invite young women between the ages of 15 and 19 to apply for a position in Camp FFIT, an annual camp designed to educate young women about the career of fire fighting.

Participants will experience such tasks as search and rescue, aerial ladder climb, auto extrication, forcible entry, catching hydrants and high rise operations, as well as wearing full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and fighting simulated fires.

They will also meet with men and women from Career and Part time Ottawa Fire Services, firefighters from neighbouring communities, and students who have graduated from the Pre-Service Fire Fighter Programs at Algonquin College and La Cite Collegial.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a female between the ages of 15 and 19
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Participate in all activities and classes
  • Possess a valid OHIP or Provincial Health Insurance Card
  • Agree to follow all rules and regulations
  • Complete an application form including an essay

Applications are available at ottawa.ca and must be returned to Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre at 898 Industrial Avenue no later than May 15, 2012 (applications received after this date will only be considered if postmark indicates May 15 or earlier).

Camp FFIT is a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services and Fire Service Women Ontario. It will be held at 898 Industrial Avenue during the week of August 13 to 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please email campffit@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424 ext. 29032