Camp Immerses Girls in Public Safety Careers

Nationwide, just 30% of EMTs, 13% of law enforcement, and only 3.5% of fire professionals are women. These statistics are what birthed the idea of Camp Fury, an immersive experience where girls are inspired to change those statistics as they work side-by-side with female mentors and role models who have helped shatter the glass ceiling in those fields.

Last week, the Arizona based program graduated its first Michigan class right here in St. Clair County. Teenage girls ages 14-18 worked alongside men and women of Michigan’s public safety services (including local municipalities like Port Huron and Marysville police and fire). This program was led by Border Patrol (Customs and Border Protection) in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan (GSSEM) to give participants experience in the fields of public safety, including how to operate a firehose, forcible entry, perform CPR, first aid and more. At the end of the week, the new skills were put to the test through a series of simulated scenarios that culminated in graduation.