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 […]

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Rapid Response Team mobilizes to help dislocated Target employees

Superior Telegram 12/21/2015 Jessica Hehir For the Telegram The Rapid Response Team met with Target employees at the Superior store last week to discuss options for job placement and continuing education. The Target store in Superior is preparing to close on Jan. 30 due to a continued reduction in profitability. The closure will displace 85 […]

Rescue Divas shows young girls insights on emergency medical services

Badger Herald 12/3/2015 In an effort to attract more women to emergency medical service fields, an Ashland, Wisconsin summer camp called Rescue Divas is working with middle school girls to pique their interest with funding from the University of Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Seeing it as an opportunity to do something “totally different,” Carrie […]

From behind the scenes, Office of Rural Health supports EMT recruitment across Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison News 10/29/2015 Helicopters, hazmat suits, fire extinguishers, search-and-rescue dogs — in many places, a summer camp boasting these kinds of things would likely be targeted at boys. But in Ashland, Wis., Rescue Divas is a camp for middle-school girls that aims to attract new recruits to the field of emergency medical services. […]

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Rescue Divas meets a need – Program aims to address a lack of female EMTs

Ashland Daily Press 6/19/2015 By Sara Chase Approximately only about one-third of the nation’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics are women. Because of that shortage of female emergency medical staff, Carrie Miller, the Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) Focused Initiative Manager and volunteer EMT with the Washburn Area Ambulance, had an idea […]

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Rescue Divas Aims to Recruit Girls for EMS 6/15/2015 ASHLAND, Wis. – It’s a national trend: more men than women working in emergency medical services. In an effort to change that Ashland and Bayfield Counties hosted Rescue Divas. The hands-on event gives young girls a chance to learn a mix of emergency medical services. In total, 20 middle school girls from Ashland […]

Diva Tech connects high school girls with technical education, great careers

BusinessNorth 3/12/2015 By Ron Brochu With the number of skilled trade and technical workers insufficient to meet demand, new and innovative efforts are being made to market those careers to young persons. Now in its second year regionally, the Diva Tech program is unique because it seeks to inform girls about professions that are heavily […]

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Divas explore technology at girls-only event

Superior Telegram 2/13/2015 By Maria Lockwood Northwestern High School junior Daisy Mack, front, starts a program on one of the milling machines with the help of Machine Tool Instructor Paul Kalin, back left, as eighth grade students, left to right, Tiana Hursh, Olivia Kalin and Ellie Peterson watch Wednesday at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. Using […]

Local Divas Prove Girls Can Do It All

Fox21Online.Com 2/11/2015 Maya Holmes, Reporter, More than 30 girls from local schools went to Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior for the Diva Tech event. They got hands on experience with welding, automotive repair and other fields to pique their interest and expose them to careers where women are underrepresented. “There are a lot […]