Badd Axe Ladies is a hands-on firefighting experience created in 2022 by Carbondale Firefighters Abby Burnham and Courtney Looft to give young women ages 16+ a chance to come and see what a career in the fire service is like. The highlight of this program is taking the candidates through a skills weekend where they can do real training in full firefighting gear, all culminating in a live fire training exercise.
Applications will be available to submit online beginning December 1 and will be due February 15
Badd Axe Ladies is excited to return for its 3rd annual program for any young woman interested in learning more about the fire service! If you want to live a day in a firefighter's shoes, see what we do, and try out a few skills, this program is for you!
~Available to any young woman (16 or older) from the following schools:
Carbondale Community High School, Murphysboro High School, John A. Logan Community College, Southern Illinois University
~Accepting only eight young women
~Now a three-day event!
~Ride Along Day - Choice of Friday, March 15 or Thursday, March 21
~Group Skills Weekend with live fire burns—Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24 (Rain or shine)
~Candidates selected for the program must be available and attend all scheduled days.