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Local teenage girls get a taste of firefighting through the Summer Heat program sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The red team prepares for another day of training Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The red team prepares for another day of training Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cadets Monica Messersmith 17, left, and Skyler Sypher, 18, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Monica Messersmith 17, left, and Skyler Sypher, 18, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cadets Caitlyn Speier, 14, left, and Amber Smedley, 16, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Caitlyn Speier, 14, left, and Amber Smedley, 16, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates how to use the nozzle on a booster hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates how to use the nozzle on a booster hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Skyler Sypher, 18, left, gives Gabby Robson, 14, a high five after Robson manned the nozzle Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Skyler Sypher, 18, left, gives Gabby Robson, 14, a high five after Robson manned the nozzle Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, adjusts her bunker gear and SCBA before running through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, adjusts her bunker gear and SCBA before running through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Firefighter Rich Renz helps Ashely Bouzek, 19, start to repel down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Rich Renz helps Ashely Bouzek, 19, start to repel down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Firefighter Shelly Madrid gives cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, a high five after she crawled through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Shelly Madrid gives cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, a high five after she crawled through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates to cadets how to operate a fire hose nozzle at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates to cadets how to operate a fire hose nozzle at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Danielle Pacheco, 19, repels down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Danielle Pacheco, 19, repels down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The red team prepares for another day of training Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The red team prepares for another day of training Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Kim Feldhake 18, left, and Gabby Robson, 14, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Monica Messersmith 17, left, and Skyler Sypher, 18, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Monica Messersmith 17, left, and Skyler Sypher, 18, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Caitlyn Speier, 14, left, and Amber Smedley, 16, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadets Caitlyn Speier, 14, left, and Amber Smedley, 16, practice using a fire hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates how to use the nozzle on a booster hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates how to use the nozzle on a booster hose Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Skyler Sypher, 18, left, gives Gabby Robson, 14, a high five after Robson manned the nozzle Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Skyler Sypher, 18, left, gives Gabby Robson, 14, a high five after Robson manned the nozzle Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, adjusts her bunker gear and SCBA before running through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, adjusts her bunker gear and SCBA before running through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Rich Renz helps Ashely Bouzek, 19, start to repel down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Rich Renz helps Ashely Bouzek, 19, start to repel down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Shelly Madrid gives cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, a high five after she crawled through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Shelly Madrid gives cadet Ashley Bouzek, 19, a high five after she crawled through an obstacle course Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates to cadets how to operate a fire hose nozzle at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Firefighter Christy Martinez demonstrates to cadets how to operate a fire hose nozzle at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Danielle Pacheco, 19, repels down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Danielle Pacheco, 19, repels down the four-story training tower at the Colorado Springs Fire Department Headquarters Wednesday, July 23, 2014, during the Summer Heat camp for teenage women. The week-long camp, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, returned after a two year hiatus due the wildfires. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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