Emma Larsen takes off her equipment at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Pitt Meadows teens inspired by Camp Ignite

The girls were selected to participate in the camp that ran Aug. 9-12

Two teens from Pitt Meadows were selected to participate in this years Camp Ignite.

Camp Ignite is a firefighting mentorship program for girls 16-18 years old.

Brooke Dyke, who was sponsored by the Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue, wanted to experience firefighting as a career option but also because she is looking for a career where she helps people.

Emma Larsen, was sponsored by Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue, has confirmed her desire to become a firefighter.

During the week the girls learn a variety of tasks that include how to put on gear, using the jaws of life and hose-handling.

Mary Foster, Maple Ridge firefighter and camp director, says the camp is a mentorship program that shows girls they can do anything.

The camp ran from Aug. 9-12 at fire stations throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Brooke Dyke, left, learns how to use the jaws of life at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Emma Larsen talks with participants at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Participants learn how to hose down a fire at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Brooke Dyke, left, learns how to use the jaws of life at Camp Ignite. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

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