Fire Safety Bootcamp for Girls Comes to Wheaton

Montgomery County Recreation, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the University of Maryland Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program have created a Bootcamp to empower middle and high school girls. The program, called “Fire Fit Fire Smart Bootcamp,” is free according to a county press release.

Starting on Jan. 10, the program runs for six weeks at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Girls ages 11 to 16 are invited to join. They will be introduced to challenges that teach them to break down barriers, push themselves and work with a supporting team.

Participants will develop healthy fitness and nutrition plans, build strength and confidence and improve leadership skills while learning about fire safety and careers in fire service.

“This program is ideal for any young woman who wants to get healthier and learn more about a career in fire service,” said Recreation Department Director Robin Riley. “The program helps girls set and reach fitness challenges and learn more about how to become healthy through increased physical activity and good nutritional choices.”

Participants can register for the event by visiting Active Montgomery’s website.

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