Local girls spend weekend at firefighter camp

High school girls participate in a training excercise at Camp Houston Fire

March 31, 2012 7:24:47 PM PDT
Local girls interested in careers as firefighters are spending the weekend at firefighter camp.

Thirty female high school students received hands-on training in rappelling, forcing entry, handling water streams and using ladders Saturday.

They'll focus on live firefighting and search and rescue activities Sunday, then attend a graduation ceremony.

The women of the Houston Fire Department started Camp Houston Fire three years ago to encourage women to become firefighters.