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Girls in Camp HERO tackle careers in protective services

About 28 high school girls from across two counties spent a week training as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs, learning valuable skills and finding out what it takes to embark on a career as a hero. Ten MPS students took part through a sponsorship through the MPS Office of Extended Learning Opportunities.

Girls had the chance to train with firefighters, learn CPR and self defense, tour fire and police facilities, interact with horses and mounted police officers, experience the Milwaukee Fire Department boat on Lake Michigan, process crime scene evidence, and more. Many of the girls shared that they are considering careers in these areas and were excited for this preview of what their work might be like.

CampHERO is made possible by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).

On behalf of the girls in Camp HERO, thank you to our partners for this life-changing experience!

 

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