Superior Telegram: Rescue Divas learn life-saving techniques

By Maria Lockwood on Jun 16, 2017 See original article on the Superior Telegram website. Middle school girls dove into the world of emergency medical careers this week at Camp Northwoods in Bayfield County. These Rescue Divas tested their self-defense moves, learned how to read a compass and discovered the importance of dogs in search […]

KBJR 6: Rescue Divas EMS camp kicks off third year

By Jessie Slater on Jun 11, 2017 See KBJR website for original story. MASON, WI – Deep in the backwoods of Northwest Wisconsin, Rescue Divas EMS Camp has begun their third year of teaching young girls hand-on activities that focus on a variety of skills and knowledge needed in Emergency Medical careers. Along the gravel […]

Ashland Daily Press: Rescue Divas recruiting campers for third annual session

By Sara M. Chase on Apr 11, 2017 See original article on the Daily Press website. Registration is going on through April 21 for the third annual Rescue Divas EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Summer Camp for Girls. The event is a five-day residential camp experience, focusing on educating middle school girls about careers or volunteer […]

Ashland Daily Press: Rescue Divas recognized with a billboard

By Sara M. Chase on Sep 30, 2016 See original article on the Daily Press website. Rescue Divas has been selected to represent Ashland County as part of a new ad campaign launched by UW-Madison known as Project 72 with the slogan, “Boundless Together.” Carrie Okey, the Rescue Divas creator, Northwest Wisconsin CEP Focused Initiatives […]

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Rescue Divas Saving Area’s Future

Ashland County In far northern Wisconsin, a demand for more emergency medical technicians (EMTs) is providing middle school girls with a pain-free opportunity to experience an ambulance ride and see how an emergency room works. With help from a grant provided by UW-Madison, Ashland County EMT Carrie Okey has launched Rescue Divas, a summer camp […]

Rescue Diva Camp Trains Potential Young EMTs

Fox 21 6/15/2016 Author: Nikki Davidson, Anchor/Reporter, ndavidson@kqdsfox21.tv Graham Hakala, Photojournalist, ghakala@kqdsfox21.tv MASON, Wisc. – There is a shortage of EMT workers in the Northland, and a recruitment strategy is bringing summer camp to a whole new level for some young girls. The camp might just help solve a employment problem in the adult world. […]

Rescue Divas is recruiting campers

Ashland Daily Press 4/12/2016 By Sara Chase Since roughly only about one-third of the nation’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics are women, last year Northwest Wisconsin CEP Focused Initiatives Manager and volunteer EMT with the Washburn Area Ambulance Carrie Okey started Rescue Divas. This five-day residential camp experience marked an effort to do something about […]