Kitchener Fire Camp Female Firefighter in Training (FFIT)
The camp is open to young women 15 to 19 years old interested in learning more about a future career in the Fire Service. Kitchener Fire Camp FFIT provides participants with first-hand knowledge of the duties of a firefighter while developing emergency preparedness skills.
Kitchener Fire Camp FFIT is four days of physically and mentally demanding, hands0on learning, modelled after similar camos that have been conducted elsewhere in the province and initially developed by the Ottawa Fire Department. This program is to help educate and empower young women regarding careers in the fire Service and is supported by Fire Service Women Ontario, The City of Kitchener and Conestoga College Pre-Service Fire Program
Applications are open until midnight of Friday, April 16th.
Join us for a virtual information night where staff will answer your questions.
Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
To register for this information session email [email protected]
- Monday, June 26th: 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Tuesday, June 27th: 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Wedneday, June 28th: 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Thursday, June 29th: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training and Research Centre
1001 Erbs Road
All Kitchener Fire Camp FFIT activities will be led and supervised by qualified firefighters.
- Search and rescue
- Fire communications
- Fire prevention
- Medical call demonstration
- Wearing firefighter gear, including the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
- Hose lines and ladders
- Auto extrication demonstration (Jaws of Life)
- Fire extinguisher
- Forcible entry Axes
- Ropes/high angle
- Health, wellness and fitness information, and much more!
Notice of Acceptance:
Kitchener Fire Camp FFIT has a limited number of spaces available. Successful applicants will be contacted by email by April 30, 2023, to confirm placement. All other applicants will be contacted by email and informed if they have been selected to be placed on a waitlist.