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First HERicane Camp Kicks Off In Philadelphia Teaching Teenage Girls About Emergency Management

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- As Beyonce says, who runs the world? Girls! The very first HERicane Camp kicked off in Philadelphia Monday.

The program is for girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who are interested in emergency management, a field where very few women hold response and leadership roles.

"Real exciting, put together a week-long activity full of educational fun and activities, games, and experiences. We'll be traveling to Philadelphia Emergency Operation Center as well as the FEMA Operation Center, maybe some special guests along the way. We've got a lot of fun activities in learning what a commander center looks like," Olivia Gillison, community preparedness coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management, said.

The HERicane camp program runs through Friday.

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