Women's training camp being held in St. John's

'Camp Ignite' is designed to introduce women to the roles and responsibilities of what it takes to be a firefighter.
The aftermath of a fire that destroyed a section of attached buildings that housed three businesses on Duckworth Street in St. John's in early September. (CBC)

A training camp designed to introduce women to the roles and responsibilities of being a firefighter is taking place in St. John's, held over two weekends in October. 

Camp Ignite is a challenging four-day experience, hosted by the St. John's Regional Fire Department.

The camp is aimed to help develop leadership and problem-solving skills, and gives those involved a realistic look at what it takes to become a firefighter.

Participants will get training from experienced firefighters and test their skills such as rappelling and using the Jaws of Life.