Video: Camp trains young girls in fire fighting

Girls range from 14 to 20, spend a week learning about fire safety

By Carol Robidoux
Portsmouth Patch

NASHUA, N.H. — Two small busloads of teenage girls pulled up to the Four Hills Landfill in Nashua, not long after the sunrise. Some yawned as they climbed off the bus, fire helmets tucked under their arms, backpacks, jammed with necessities, quickly tossed into a community pile on the ground.

As girls found their groups and geared up in donated fire gear, Lexi Romano of Plainfield offered to braid the orange-dyed locks of fellow camper, Julie Karliner, 16, of Vernon, Ct.

"It's the best way to keep your hair out of the way," said Romano, twisting Karliner's hair tightly into place just minutes before their first training drill was set to begin.

Full story: Fire Safety Camp Gets Girls Fully Involved

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