The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is excited about this opportunity for young women to participate in a Fire Academy. In August 2020, the Cedar Rapids Fire Department will offer the 4th Annual Fully Involved Young Women's Fire Academy! Fully Involved is designed to introduce young women from the age of 16 years old or older to firefighting as a career. The mission of the academy is to provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women.
To provide leadership and career development opportunities in the fire service for women
To empower, inspire, and support strong women leaders
Courage - The quality that allows someone to take on a challenge that is difficult, dangerous, uncertain, or once thought to be beyond reach
Leadership - The ability to make sound decisions, build trust, and inspire others to be successful in reaching their goals
Attitude - Choosing to use a positive or “can do” thought process to increase achievement and motivate others
Strong - Having the physical and mental strength to promote confidence and a positive attitude
Steadfast - To be firm and unwavering in purpose, loyalty and resolve
Learn what it takes to be a firefighter:
Personal Protective Equipment
Physical Qualification Test
Search and Rescue Techniques
Fire Extinguisher Training
Leadership and Team Building
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Where: Cedar Rapids Fire Department, 713 First Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
When: August 3rd - August 7th, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Who: Young Women 16 years or older
Cost: $40 (Payment is due on the first day)
***DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL THE PARTICIPANTS FULLY INVOLVED WILL BE CANCELLED THIS YEAR***
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact Molly Knock at 319-286-5166.