Photo by Vince Fedoroff
HOT ROD – The Ember Fire Academy is running until Saturday at the Golden Horn Volunteer Fire Department. This free, intensive program for women (16 and older) lets the 11 women taking part experience the most challenging — and exciting — tasks in firefighting in a safe and supportive environment. Here, they practise on hot cars Thursday afternoon. Rescuing collision victims from vehicles and dealing with hazardous materials are also part of the training.