Registration is now open for the San Bernardino County Fire Department’s annual Girls Empowerment Camp (GEC), a free two-day event open to girls ages 12 and older on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richard Sewell Training Center in San Bernardino.
The purpose of the camp is to encourage young girls to learn more about the field of fire service and to embrace the career opportunities and options available to them.
The teens will also get a hands-on feel of the physical rigor associated with firefighters with activity stations, such as ropes and knots, CPR/first aid, ladder climb, confidence course, and hose handling.
The second day of the camp is designed to build on the skill and endurance learned from the first day. On Sunday, there will be a short graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. for all the participants with invited family and friends attending.
Lunch will be provided both days. Participants will be asked to dress in black or navy-blue workout pants or shorts (no short shorts permitted). T-Shirts will be provided. Workout shoes are needed. Hair should be tied back for safety.