Posted 7:16 AM 5/31/2013 : Camp Fury gives girl scouts inside look at fire and police training
TUCSON- They take charge behind the hose, propel down six story buildings and work up a sweat under the hot Tucson sun.
"It is hard work and it takes dedication, but you just can't give up," says 17-Year-Old Samantha McAllister.
McAllister is one of about 30 teen girl scouts participating in the 5th Annual Camp Fury.
For five days the group literally lives inside a fire house, learning what it takes to become a firefighter. "I want to change the world, I want to save lives and be that hero in the community who you can look up to," says 17-Year-Old Victoria Russell.
"We want all of the girls to walk away with a sense that they can do anything they put their minds to, regardless of what the job is," says Cheryl Horvath, Division Chief of Northwest Fire District.
This year the girls are also getting an inside look at jobs in the police department. "We want them to look at the whole spectrum of public safety, not just gun carrying police officers," says Kathleen Robinson, Assistant Chief of Police of the Tucson Police Department.
Whether or not it's a career path the teens take, by the time camp ends they will feel empowered and physically fit.
Camp Fury wraps up tomorrow with a special ceremony to honor the achievement of all 31 girls.
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