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HERricane Florida to make landfall in Leon County this summer

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Posted at 1:46 AM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 03:53:09-05

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Young women will be invited to explore careers in emergency management by way of a unique program making "landfall" in Leon County this summer. 

Beginning February 1, program organizers of the big storm, HERricane Florida, will accept applications from young women ages 13-17 for one of the 25 slots for the free, one-week summer camp.

Attendees will learn skills like CPR and how to use a fire extinguisher as well as leadership and networking.

The program aims to grow and support tomorrow’s emergency managers, public health nurses, meteorologists and public servants so that the future has a team that can handle hurricanes, wildfires or public health emergencies, according to a news release.

The original program, HERricane Arlington, was created in 2016 by the Arlington Emergency Management Agency in Virginia. HERricane Florida is brought to you by the Florida Division of Emergency and Leon County Emergency Management, with strong support from Arlington Emergency Management.

The camp will be June 18 - 22, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1115 Easterwood Drive Tallahassee, FL 32311.

The application will become available online on February 1. All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 30, 2018.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Carla Juarez at Carla.Juarez@em.myflorida.com or (850) 212-5285.

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