Calling Future Female Firefighters – Camp Ignite is Back this Summer. Are you considering a career in firefighting? Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) is now accepting applications for Camp Ignite – a firefighting and leadership camp focused on introducing young women to a potential career with fire services.

This year, Camp Ignite will offer participants a leadership component. Throughout the weeklong camp, from July 15 to 19, teens girl ages 15 to 19 will be equipped with the ability to overcome limiting beliefs and challenge perspectives. In addition, it will expose them to women in leadership positions on an experiential level.

Youth motivational speaker, Joe Beckman, will be joining the teens on Friday, July 19 to talk about kindness, inclusion and connection.

Through Camp Ignite, the teens will learn a diverse set of skills including:

  • basic firefighting
  • fighting simulated car fires
  • auto extrication
  • aerial ladder climbing
  • search and rescue
  • forcible entry
  • team building
  • use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • basics of pump/ladder operations
  • fitness and nutrition
  • basics of technical rescue
  • securing hydrants
  • high-rise operations

Camp Ignite Details:

Teenaged girls ages 15 to 19 working with members of MFES

Garry W. Morden Centre
7535 Ninth Line
Mississauga, ON

July 15 to 19, 2019
Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost of Camp Ignite is $150. Participants will require steel-toed boots and leather work gloves to take part in fire ground activities.

How to Apply:
The application form can be found [here]. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 31, 2019.

For any specific questions regarding Camp Ignite, please send an email to Captain Shelli Varela at or contact Human Resources at 905-615-3200 ext. 5032.