Girl Scouts learn how to be firefighters, police officers, and EMTs

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jul 13, 2016
CampHERO is going on this week at MATC's Oak Creek campus.
The camp is a partnership between Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast, MATC and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.
The goal is to expose girls to professions they may have never considered. 
They are learning from professional firefighters, police officers, and EMTs.
"They actually have the opportunity to put their hands on the equipment," said Milwaukee Fire Department captain Joshua Parish. "They work with other young women and with mentors and seasoned firefighters, and police officers and really get a feel for what it takes to get into the profession and what the training is like."
Girl Scouts Wisconsin Southeast CEO Christy Brown said, "The Girl Scouts is known for exposing girls to different sorts of things they might not otherwise be exposed to."
The hope is to get girls interested in jobs that are considered non-traditional for women.
"Our police department has quite a few female officers of all ranks, but I think there should be more. It's not even," said Milwaukee police officer Katrina Warren.
Kischa Buford, a recruiter for the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, said the training has been influential. "They were a little shaky but seeing them here smiling, enjoying it, telling me 'oh my God I want to become a firefighter or police officer' that's... I love it," she said.
For more information about CampHERO click here.