The program is for High School girls in the Dallas Independent School District to introduce them to a career in fire service and each bureau within the department.
The L.A.D.D.E.R. program is a 1 day/1 night training program to focus on leadership, confidence, teamwork and courage for young ladies enrolled in High School (9th-12th grades) in the Dallas Independent School District. The training curriculum includes First Aid and CPR certification, a full day of interactive training exercises focusing on skills associated with fire engine familiarization and USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) strategies such as repelling and aerial climb. The Fire Prevention and Investigation Bureau provides fire extinguisher training, fire prevention education and techniques for fire investigation. The program is concluded with certificate presentation during a graduation ceremony.
To introduce young ladies to a career in the fire service, emphasizing education while building mentor relationships and providing leadership skills.
To illustrate the multifaceted operations of Dallas Fire-Rescue to young ladies setting career goals.
The program is held at Dallas Fire-Rescue Training Center located at 5000 Dolphin Road (Academy Building-B). Check-in and registration is held in Building A auditorium (Administration Building).
Participation in the program is limited. Application and all required documents must be submitted through designated DISD schools no later than the requested deadline. For more information about the program, please contact Deputy Chief Tameji Berry at 214-670-4596.