Ashland Daily Press: Local Rescue Divas featured in Discover Wisconsin video series

By Sara M. Chase August 25, 2018 An Ashland woman’s firefighting camp is being featured on the Discover Wisconsin television show in a series on University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates and the impact they have had on the world. Rescue Divas is a five-day residential camp experience, focusing on educating and exciting middle-school-age girls about careers […]

Discover Wisconsin: “Rescue Divas” Inspires Middle School Girls to Pursue Careers in Emergency Medicine

Air Date: 08/18/2018 – 08/19/2018 Every summer, 20 middle school girls descend on Wisconsin’s Northwoods for a five-day camp. With the help from a grant provided by UW-Madison plus the help of one incredible difference-maker, this is not your average summer camp. http://discoverwisconsin.com/video/rescue-divas-inspires-middle-school-girls-pursue-careers-emergency-medicine/

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 […]

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 […]