Englander Co-Sponsors First LAFD Girls Camp
Posted by Councilmember Englander on August 19, 2016 at 5:25 PM
Last weekend, I was proud to co-sponsor the First Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Girls Camp. Young women ages 14 to 18 experienced what it was like to work courageously with the women of LAFD.
This camp taught girls about leadership, dedication, and the skills needed to pursue a career path within the Fire Department and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) services.
In addition to working with authentic gear and equipment, attendees climbed ladders, carried fire hose lines and learned hands-only CPR.
The goal for the LAFD Girls Camp was to show young women that firefighting is a career they can pursue. LAFD hopes to recruit more women into the field with a recruitment goal to eventually double the current number of female firefighters in the department.
-Mitchell Englander, Councilmember Twelfth District