Camp Molly

The Brantford Fire Department, with the support of our community, is proud to present the first annual Camp Molly from Thursday, September 15 until Sunday, September 18, 2022. Camp Molly is a free four day camp that provides young women in grades 11 and 12, within the City of Brantford and surrounding areas, the opportunity to perform a variety of firefighting tasks and learn about the different career opportunities within the Brantford Fire Department. Space is limited to 24 participants who must submit an application explaining why they would like to attend Camp Molly and meet all of the requested qualifications.

About Camp Molly

Camp Molly pays tribute to the first female firefighter on record in North America, Molly Williams. The camp is a unique, hands-on opportunity for young women in grades 11 and 12 gain an introduction to fire services during a period where many teens are making career decisions. Participants will gain an understanding of the career paths available within each division of the fire services through carefully planned activities.

To get a glimpse of what to expect during Brantford Fire’s Camp Molly, please watch this CHCH News video from the Oakville Fire Department's Camp Molly.

Brantford Fire Divisions

The Brantford Fire Department consists of seven divisions that Camp Molly participants can expect to learn about:

Camp Molly

  • Administration
  • Suppression
  • Communications
  • Fire Prevention
  • Training
  • Mechanical
  • IT

 

 

Participants will have an opportunity to perform many firefighting tasks, including: 

Girls participating in Camp Molly

  • Basic firefighting skills
  • Catching fire hydrants
  • Managing hose lines
  • Medical Skills
  • Hazmat Operations
  • Exterior Live fire
  • 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
  • Water rescue

Qualifications

In order to qualify, applicants must:

  • identify as a female, aged 15 to 18 years old by September 15, 2022
  • a resident of the Brantford area that is currently attending a high school in the Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB), Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Board (BHNCDSB), or from a similar area school (Brantford, County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River, Haldimand, Norfolk)
  • in good health
  • in possession of a valid provincial health card
  • able to supply your own CSA approved safety footwear (all other personal protective equipment will be supplied to the participants)
  • able to provide your own transportation to and from the Brantford Fire Department Central Services located at 60 Clarence Street, Brantford
  • committed to attend all Camp Molly activities:
    • orientation/tour and gear fitting – Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • camp dates - September 15 until September 18, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those who wish to participate must apply by Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.  Camp Molly is free to attend, but space is limited to 24 participants.

Parents/guardians of applicants will be asked to confirm that they are aware of the camp requirements.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Apply to Camp Molly

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Questions? Email fire@brantford.ca or call 519-752-0540.