Young people aspire to be what they see around them, but it’s difficult to aspire to a future that you never see and don’t know exists.
Women have long and successful careers in the fire service.
By sharing images and stories of women firefighters with the hashtag #shefightsfires, young women and girls can visualize themselves in this career. So tag the female firefighter in your life with #shefightsfires and spread the word!
Portland Metro Fire Camp for Young Women: Your first step in becoming a firefighter
- This camp for young women age 16-20 introduces them to a career in the fire service.
What happens when a female firefighter walks into a first grade classroom?
- In this video, women who are firefighters, construction workers, fighter pilots, and ER doctors walk into a first grade classroom in Portland to challenge gender norms.