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Fire Service Organizations

IAFF - International Association of Firefighters
International Association of Black Professional Firefighters
International Association of Fire Chiefs
National Wildfire Suppression Association
National Association of Hispanic Firefighters
National Volunteer Fire Council


Camp Bailout
"Camp Bailout!" is a unique program for teenage girls to explore options for females within the fire and emergency medical service professions.
Camp Blaze
BLAZE, a special project of iWomen, is an enthusiastic and talented group of women firefighters putting on weeklong "fire camps" -- intensive orientations to firefighting -- for young women, ages 16-19.

Camp Fully Involved
Camp Fully Involved is a physically challenging, aggressive hands-on, live-in week long summer camp directed towards young women between the ages of 14 (and having completed the 8th grade) and 20 who are interested in exploring the career of a firefighter.
Camp Fury
Highlights from the 2013 Camp Fury… View the YouTube video

Camp Fury provides hands-on learning. Perform firefighting skills with fire department equipment and gear. Learn about emergency preparedness and work towards earning a badge. The goal of Fire Camp is to build teamwork, self confidence and respect.
CampHERO is an exciting new summer camp designed to help girls develop courage, gain confidence and build character while introducing them to the protective services. Girls get to explore their interests and skills through hands-on activities, taught by real Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT/Paramedics and Dispatchers!
Camp Houston Fire
Camp Houston Fire is a long-range recruiting tool for promoting interest in young women for the Fire Service.
Phoenix Firecamp
Phoenix Firecamp is an overnight camp, held annually, the third full week of July at the Utica Fire Academy in Utica, NY. Campers live in a restored Utica firehouse for the week where their classroom exercises take place. Campers are then transported to the training grounds for hands-on training. Social activities and team building are held at the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland, NY. Campers must be between the ages of 14-19.

Links to other sites of interest

Video produced by the California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Commission on Professional Credentialing
The mission of the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) is to assist in the professional development of emergency service personnel by providing guidance for career planning through participation in the Professional Designation Program.

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Since 1947, they have provided mediation and arbitration services to industry, communities and government agencies worldwide. Their mission is to improve labor-management relations, to promote collective bargaining and to enhance organization effectiveness.

Work Life Law
The Center for WorkLife Law (WorkLife Law or WLL) is a nonprofit research and advocacy group with a unique “six stakeholder” model that reflects our belief that many different stakeholders are ready, willing, and able to play a role in sparking social and organizational change around work/life issues.

Firefighter's ABC's
Assisting Fire Departments in the realization of their diversity recruitment goals.

A page of links of interest to fire service women, on the Firehouse.com website

Called "Women in the Fire Service Network", this site has no connection to iWomen, despite having incorporated the organization's name into their title.

Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates, a San Francisco-based "women's law center litigating, educating and organizing for your rights"

Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation's site has information on a wide range of women's issues, from breast cancer to women & girls in sports. The National Center for Women in Policing is part of this organization. Their site also offers state-by-state listings of agencies that may be helpful to women who have been sexually harassed on the job.

Firefighter Cancer Foundation
Working to extinguish firefighter cancer.

Firefighter Fitness
Juliet Draper's "Firefighter Fitness" e-zine

Firefighter Ministries
Firefighter Ministries

Firefighters' Bookstore
The Firefighters' Bookstore

Fit 2 Serve
Captain Martha Ellis and Captain Jeff Ellis, both Firefighter Combat Challenge Champions, are the driving forces behind this site which provides fitness information, useful links, etc.

German Career Women Firefighters
The website of the German career women firefighters, in connection with the German firefighters' union. The organization holds an annual meeting the first weekend of November. Note: This site is in German only.

Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund)

National Organization for Women
The National Organization for Women

Real World Training and Consulting
RealWorld Training & Consulting, owned by retired fire lieutenant Linda Willing, offers "practical support for fire and emergency services managers." RealWorld specializes in training on diversity issues, mediation, and conflict resolution. The site features an excellent newsletter discussing current issues in these areas.

Wildland Firefighters Foundation
The website of the Wildland Firefighters Foundation

Women's Research and Education Institute
Women's Research & Education Institute. This D.C.-based organization for several years had an ongoing project on women in the military, and held a biennial conference on women in uniform.

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