Camp Fury inspires girls to have careers in law enforcement and fire fighting careers

Camp Fury inspires girls to have careers in law enforcement and fire fighting careers

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Law enforcement and fire fighting careers are traditionally male-dominated, but a local camp aims to teach girls they have what it takes to make it in those fields too.

Happening this week, 24 teenage girls from across Arizona and one from Maine will participate in the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona's annual Camp Fury. It's a hands-on five-day, four-night experience that takes place at the Public Safety Academy on Tucson's southeast side.

The girls will get real-world training from public safety personnel and will learn rescue skills and crime scene investigation techniques. The interactive experiences encourage leadership and physical fitness.

Camp Fury was founded in 2009 by Tucson Fire Assistant Chief Laura Baker and Northwest Fire District Division Chief Cheryl Horvath. This is the camp's seventh session.

Several agencies across Southern Arizona are participating including: Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Police Department, Northwest Fire District, Pima County Sheriff's Department, Border Patrol, U of A Police, Pima Community College Police Department and the Marana Police Department.

Maria Hechanova is live at Camp Fury this morning. Watch her live reports on FOX 11 Daybreak or follow her on Twitter

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