Girl scouts experience what it's like to be a firefighter at Camp Fury in Chesapeake

A camp is teaching young girl scouts how to protect themselves from fires. But it also aims to expose girls to a field dominated by men.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- A camp aimed at young girl scouts is exposing girls to a field usually dominated by men. 

The girl scouts got to experience how to protect themselves in a fire and what it is like to be a firefighters for a day. 

The camp is called "Camp Fury Chesapeake." 

The girls were thrown into action Wednesday. Handling the fire hose and navigating through dark rooms and tunnels. 

"It was fun," said one of the girls. 

Then there is 13-year-old Kathryn Plum, who climbed to the top of ladder 12, without hesitation. 

"I'm a pretty brave person," said Plum. "The only thing I'm scared of is wasps." 

The camp is a way for the girls to experience a male dominated field first hand. 

"I think it's cool that older and younger woman can do what men can do and prove them wrong," said Plum.

Women within the department, like Dawn Anderson were excited to teach the young women.

"I'm super excited to see girls," said Anderson. "It's a great opportunity for them." 

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