Girls Empowerment Camp

Girls Empowerment Camp

Future Campers: SAVE THE DATES October 7 & 8, 2023 for this years camp. Registration to open up in August 2023.

Fire Chief Brian Fennessy has continued to express his vision of having a fully staffed, diverse workforce. Attracting and retaining the best requires dedication and long-term planning. A large part of OCFA's recruitment plan is to develop and implement programs that promote attracting and hiring qualified and diverse candidates. Chief Fennessy believes that empowering and mentoring our youth is one key to success in gender equity and work force diversity.

To help make this vision a reality, the Girls Empowerment Camp in held as an annual no-cost two-day camp open to teens ages 14-18. The camp introduces participants to the fire service, and provides them with a realistic, hands-on overview of firefighting. The camp exposes the teens to all aspects of a fire service career and the essential requirements of being a firefighter. The program also empowers campers with life skills and professional guidance that encourages them to pursue a career in public safety. The camp features six hands-on stations that include: Ropes and Knots, CPR/First Aid, Aerial Ladder Climb, Confidence Course, Roof Prop and Hose Handling. Your donation is also used to provide participants with an OCFA/GEC t-shirt, hat, water bottle, and backpack.

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For donation by check:
Please make payable to the
Orange County Fire Authority Foundation

Mail to:
Orange County Fire Authority Foundation
Attn: Jim Ruane, CFO
1 Fire Authority Way
Irvine, CA 92602

To make a general donation to the Foundation that will be used to directly support any combination of programs, click here.

Note: Camp participants - please see Girls Empowerment Camp Registration Event for enrollment, payment, and FAQs