Project Blaze - Campaign to inspires female high school students to explore careers in fire services

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Registration is now open for Project Blaze 2024 – a program run by the City of Richmond Hill’s Fire and Emergency Services team for female-identifying high school students to encourage, educate and empower more young women to pursue a career in the fire and emergency services field.

The three-day event, taking place August 23 – 25, provides participants with an opportunity to observe and experience all areas of the fire service and see how their skills and interests can lead to a rewarding career in fire suppression, 911 communications, investigations and inspections, public education, mechanical and more.

To be eligible to participate, applicants must:

  • Identify as female, live in Richmond Hill and be enrolled in Grades 10-12
  • Have a positive attitude and be in good physical condition
  • Possess a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Be able to supply your own Canadian Standards Association (CSA) safety footwear (all other personal protective gear is supplied)
  • Be committed to attend all Project Blaze activities for the full duration of the program
  • Register prior to the deadline

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with staff and try their hand at firefighting duties, including search and rescue, climbing ladders, operating fire hydrants, conducting fire inspections, experiencing emergency dispatch work and public education.

Registration is due by 11:59 p.m. on June 7.

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