The City of Quinte West and Quinte West Fire/Rescue are pleased to partner with Belleville Fire and Emergency Services to host the first ever Camp Molly Quinte.
The four-day firefighting orientation camp welcomes 35 young women from the Bay of Quinte region and surrounding area to participate in hands-on training from July 14-17 at the Quinte Fire Training Tower in Quinte West.
Named in honour of Molly Williams, the first known female firefighter in North America, Camp Molly introduces young women to the many career opportunities available in fire and emergency services. Participants will perform various firefighting tasks, including catching fire hydrants, managing hose lines, auto extraction rescues and search and rescue operations. The camp will also feature daily presentations from women in emergency services and conclude with a graduation ceremony on Sunday.
“Camp Molly is a great opportunity for young people in our area considering a career in fire services,” said Deputy Fire Chief Rick Caddick. “This fun, interactive camp aims to inspire, challenge and empower participants while highlighting the many career paths available to them in this field.”
“The City is proud to partner with Belleville Fire and Emergency Services to expand Camp Molly to the Quinte region,” stated Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison. “Our local first responders are invaluable to our community, and we hope this experience encourages young women in our area to explore this rewarding line of work.”