Girl Scouts and MFD to host “HERO Day” to empower young women

Published: Sep. 19, 2015 at 1:59 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2015 at 7:29 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The city is looking for highly motivated young women to participate in its upcoming event to help empower and educate young women in Memphis about considering a non-traditional career path.

The event will be held at the Chester Anderson Training Campus on October 3, 2015 for girls from 6th to 12th grade.

"HERO Day" is a day designated to educate and encourage young women to consider obtaining non-traditional careers like emergency service careers in areas like firefighting, EMS, and emergency dispatching. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with real firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers.

Stations will be set up to give the girls hands on experience in these areas. The day will culminate with a bucket brigade race to reinforce the importance of working as a team.

Also, the event coordinators anticipate having a mini-CERT training program for the parents/chaperones so they will also have a take-away from the event. The media and public are invited to attend.

The Girls Scouts will be reaching out to Girls, Inc., the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brother/Big Sister, and local schools to include girls from across the region.

At least 300 young women are expected to participate. If you have a family member who would like to participate, they can register at:

More information:

Where: Chester Anderson Training Campus

4341 O.K. Robertson Road When: Saturday, October 3, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Who: Girls 6th – 12th Grades

Fee: $20.00/child (includes lunch, patch & bandana)

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