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Camp Hero in Wisconsin helps Girl Scouts learn the skills to be firefighters – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-07-14 22:34:23 –

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Training at the Milwaukee Fire Academy isn’t just for men.

More and more young women are climbing the ladder of success. Thanks to camp heroes, they are learning first responder skills.

“This camp can be seen that girls have the ability to make these first responder careers,” says 19-year-old Elizabeth Canadian.

The Camp Hero, sponsored by Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast, began in 2016.

Lieutenant Phil Cockloft of the Milwaukee Fire Department has been working in the camp from the beginning. “It really took off and was very helpful when it came to our recruiting activities. We actually have a paid apprenticeship program,” he says.

Marta Karion, Girl Scout Community Program Manager, says these young women are learning a lot.

“What you need to be a police officer or emergency medical technician. You may not want to be a doctor, but I liked the medical field. There are options and options,” says Karion.

20-year-old Mackenzie Berlin graduated from Reagan High School in 2019 and is now a Milwaukee firefighter cadet.

“After this program … I thought I was okay academically. I didn’t think I was physically capable, but I’ve improved a lot in the last two years and now I feel. It’s very comfortable. “McKenzie says. “And obviously there’s a lot more I have to learn, but I feel very comfortable where I am.”

Lieutenant Cockcroft says the girl will have a fulfilling experience. “We will also introduce a 911 dispatcher to teach communication classes,” he says. “We combine one big activity for active shooters. This is clearly a lot of what’s happening in today’s society and as first responders when they answer the phone. We are dealing with actions. “

Elizabeth Canada has been a camp hero for the third consecutive year.

“It’s a lot of fun,” she says. “You can experience so many things. You can board a Milwaukee police boat. We go around the lake, it’s so much fun! You see downtown Milwaukee I can.”

8th grade Bridget Dome is back in the Camp Hero Scout. She says, “I love the camping part of it, and you meet so many good people there.”

Cadets Mackenzie Berlin has high goals when she begins her new career.

“I’m going to run the department someday, hopefully,” she says. “Maybe 30 years from now. I’ll do my best. I want to learn as much as I can.”

TMJ4’s Carole Meekins first reported this story.



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