On January 30th, 2023, Cambria CSD Fire Department Fire Engineer Kayla Graves was recognized at the CAL Fire Directors Awards for her role and participation in Camp Cinder. Camp Cinder is a camp for young women between ages 16 and 18 years old, where they are provided a hands on introduction into the fire service. This valuable experience helps to bring diversity to the fire service through direct outreach to this underrepresented group. This opportunity allows women to gain the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in the fire service.
The program is hosted by CAL Fire and partners with many of the municipal fire agencies in the region. The Cambria CSD Fire Department is proud to support this worthy outreach effort and to be represented by our very own Fire Engineer Kayla Graves. Congratulations Fire Engineer Graves and thank you for reflecting the fire department’s and Cambria community’s ideals at the camp and everyday you come to work and serve the residents and visitors of Cambria, California.