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Since the program began 14 years ago, 480 women, age 16 to 21, have attended the three-day camp.Women graduated from Portland Metro Fire Camp knowing how to use a chainsaw.Fire campers learn to use a rescue belt to bail out of a two-story window.Women firefighters from the area as well as those from Seattle to Los Angeles volunteer to mentor at fire camp.Loop Hi-Way Towing in Gresham donated wrecked cars for the women to practice extrication by taking off the doors and hood, and cutting out windows.The camp has hands-on training on search and rescue, controlling nozzles and using ropes and ladders.“This is an amazing event for girls to experience and develop the skills needed to become professional firefighters,” said Christina Dizon, a camp instructor and firefighter with Portland Fire & Rescue.2022 Portland Metro Fire Camp for women, age 16-21, was held at July 8-10 at Portland Fire Training Station 2, at 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave.2022 Portland Metro Fire Camp for women, age 16-21, hopes to encourage more women to enter male-dominated careers.2022 Portland Metro Fire Camp for women, age 16-21, was held at July 8-10 at Portland Fire Training Station 2, at 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave.2022 Portland Metro Fire Camp for women, age 16-21, was held at July 8-10 at Portland Fire Training Station 2, at 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave.Fire campers learn to use a rescue belt to bail out of a two-story window.2022 Portland Metro Fire Camp for women, age 16-21, was held at July 8-10 at Portland Fire Training Station 2, at 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave.

A teenage girl nicknamed “Full Throttle” graduated from Portland Metro Fire Camp Sunday knowing how to use her rescue belt to bail out of a two-story window and a chainsaw to cut the roof off a car.