A taste of firefighting: Camp shows women skills of fire service

Staff photo by Don Himsel The motto at CFI emblazoned on a T-shirt
Staff photo by Don Himsel Cadets gather after classroom instruction and prepare to attend their next excercise Wednesday.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Justine Shackleton of Toronto, Canada, was once a cadet. She returned this year as a volunteer to help Nashua Fire Rescue Lt. Jess Wyman run the camp. “It’s very rewarding for me to see the girls transform over the week; witness them experience the incredible thing that I did,” she said. “I went through that same transformation.”
Staff photo by Don Himsel Olivia Horstkotte of Hudson listens to an instructor Wednesday.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Victoria Thickins of Londonderry puts on gear before a lesson on wildfire fighting Wednesday.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Wildfire fighting equipment lined up for training Wednesday.
Staff photo by Don Himsel Bryan Nowell, a New Hampshire forest ranger, shows cadets how to deploy an a protective emergency shelter.
Staff photo by Don Himsel A cadet rushes to effectively deploy her emergency fire shelter during a timed excercise Wednesday.
Staff photo by Don Himsel A cadet lays on top of an emergency fire shelter in Wednesday's heat.

CONCORD – Don’t call them firemen.

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