Urban Girls Fire Camps

Would you like to test yourself in a unique way? 

Are you considering your options after school? 

Have you ever wanted to make a real difference in your community?

Introducing urban girls fire camps 

Learn from fire agencies and seasoned emergency service workers about life on the frontline at the Girls Fire and Resilience program. 

The Girls Fire and Resilience Program gives young women just like you the opportunity to experience behind the scenes of a range of fire and emergency service agencies. 

You’ll undertake exercises, activities and simulations to experience what serving your community means. Our immersive practical activities and routines let you experience how far teamwork, knowledge and courage can take you. 

Our focus on evidence-based physical, emotional, intellectual and social activities sees our camp participant redefine what personal confidence and resilience means. 

All while allowing you to explore life as a fire and emergency worker or volunteer in a safe, supportive and hands-on environment. 

By the end of your time at our urban girls fire camps, you will be able to: 

Be emergency-ready

This includes explaining and displaying a competent level of practical, theoretical, and technical skills in firefighting and emergency services

Bring people together

Put your skills in identifying and demonstrating effective leadership, teamwork, communication and community involvement to great future use

Help enable community

Apply your newfound understanding of the varying phases of emergency management and the roles performed in emergency response, prevention and recovery

Problem-solve in teams

Learn the skills to solve problems, collaborate within a team and achieve outcomes for complex challenges

Act on climate change

Grow your appreciation of the natural environment and the impact we have in its sustainability through learning Indigenous and land care practices 

Choose a future career

Gain the experience to decide if a career or volunteer path in emergency services suits your skills, interests and future plans!

The Application Process & Selection

Girls on Fire participants should be aged 14 to 18 or currently undertaking year ten, eleven or twelve or equivalent.   

To complete the application, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your contact details
  • Your parent or carer’s details
  • Your grade at school (or equivalent) 
  • Your date of birth
  • Medical information (such as allergies, medications and conditions)
  • Dietary information

Your responses to these questions:

Please briefly tell us why you would like to participate at the urban girls fire camps
and take part in the Girls Fire and Resilience program. 

What camps interest you and why. 

How you heard about us. 

How we choose our camp participants

We’re looking for girls from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures that share one thing in common – a desire to make a change. 

The success of the camp comes from giving a cross-section of girls this amazing opportunity regardless of your academic or social position, their location, heritage or connection to emergency services. 

After registering, Girls on Fire will notify you of the  camp details by email and send an information pack complete with details on what to expect at camp and next steps. 

Our commitment to towns 

As part of Girls on Fire’s ongoing commitment to community safety, many of our urban girls fire camps are often held in towns that have been previously vulnerable to fire and disasters. We believe educating the next generation of young people in these towns improves the chances of risk mitigation and reduction in future. That’s why we give priority to running camps in towns that have previously faced disaster and/or extra consideration for applicants living in affected towns and regions. 

Our commitment to inclusion 

All Girls on Fire programs incorporate the principles of respect, inclusion, safety and resilience. We encourage girls from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply. We are also a LGBTQIA+ safe space and welcome Non-Neurotypical applicants. We have a zero-tolerance policy for sexism, racism, homophobia or ableism.   

Our commitment to our campers 

Your safety is our priority. All the adults present at our urban girls fire camps and virtual programs hold a current Working with Children check, have undergone a police check and have received safety and induction training on all equipment and training exercises.  

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Check out our virtual programs and cultural inclusion programs.