Five years ago, former chief of Ashland Fire and Rescue Mike D'Orazi approached firefighter Ashley Manning with an idea — a summer camp to introduce young women to firefighting.

“He asked me if I would be interested in running it. I thought it was a great idea, get more girls into the field, let ’em see if they like it,” she said.

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