Camp Molly will be held September 23-26, 2021.
Apply to attend beginning April 15, 2021. Camp is free, but space is limited. Stay tuned for details.
Welcome to Camp Molly!
The Town of Oakville, is partnering with our neighbouring fire departments – the City of Burlington, and the towns of Milton and Halton Hills — to present this unique opportunity for 30 young women aged 15 to 18 years to learn what it’s like to have a career in the fire services – beyond fire suppression.
Check out this CHhttps://www.chch.com/camp-molly/CH News video for a glimpse of what to expect.
The health and safety of participants and staff is our key priority and we are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure participants’ safety. Camp Molly follows the direction and guidance of Halton Region Public Health and will ensure all applicable COVID-19 protocols are in place including wearing of masks and physical distancing, as necessary.
Are you ready to attend Camp Molly?
This camp will provide young women who may not have considered the possibility of pursuing a career in the fire services with an introduction into various career opportunities available, including:
- Fire suppression
- Fire prevention
- Fire investigations
- Public education
- Public information and media relations
- Fire Code enforcement
Participants will also have an opportunity to perform many firefighting tasks, including:
- Basic firefighting skills
- Catching fire hydrants
- Managing hose lines
- Live fire demonstrations
- Personal protective equipment orientation
- Use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
- Search and rescue operations
- Auto extrication rescues
- Use of aerial and ground ladders
- Forcible entry procedures
- Go water rescue
- Combat Challenge competition
To qualify, you must be
- a female aged 15 to 18 years old on June 4, 2020
- a resident of Halton Region currently attending a high school in the Region of Halton (Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills or Burlington)
- in good physical condition and have a positive attitude
- in possession of a valid provincial health card
- able to supply your own CSA safety footwear (all other personal protective equipment will be supplied to the participants)
- able to provide you own transportation to and from the Oakville Fire Department Training Campus for Emergency Excellence (1144 South Service Road West)
- committed to attend all Camp Molly activities:
- gear fitting – date to be determined
- orientation and campus tour – date to be determined
Applications for Camp Molly 2021 will be accepted beginning April 15. Please check back later for details on how you can apply for this year’s camp.
Camp Molly is named after Molly Williams, the first recorded female firefighter in North America. Visit the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services website to learn more about the history of women in firefighting.
Applications for Camp Molly 2021 are not yet being accepted. Please check back, details and application forms will be posted soon.