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Girls learn how females serve in public service during G.I.R.L.S. Day

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  Members of the Everett Police and Fire Departments along with the Mass. State Police spent the day talking about their profession to include the various roles they play in the community, from 911 dispatchers to the many different career paths that exist in the police and fire service, during Saturday’s G.I.R.L.S. Day at the Recreation Center.

  G.I.R.L.S. stands for grit, intelligence, resilience, leadership and strength. There were Internet safety talks, vehicle and equipment displays, canine demonstrations, and investigative work as well as food and teddy bears.

Children and parents listened to Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie kick off Saturday’s G.I.R.L.S. Day at the Recreation Center.
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Girls warmed up with a toe touch. Police Officers explained that they must stay physically in shape in order to do their job efficiently.
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Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said women in his life, past and present, shaped who he is today.
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Julianna Ferguson (at left) pets Mary.
Adult G.I.R.L.S. Day participants posed with Ashley Fitzgerald (third from left) and other participants.
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Massachusetts State Police Motorcycle Unit Trooper Kristin Glanton is shown with Everett residents Ava Hurley and Lilah Wood, both 8.
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Everett Police Officer Hayli Hill took the girls inside the mobile command center, which is used for a meeting room.
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Everett Firefighter Robert Colameta put on a fire mask to demonstrate the gear that firefighters wear inside fires.
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Everett Fire Lt. Craig Hardy (far left) addressed the girls in the Ferry Street Station.
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Mary, the Everett Police explosive devices canine, waited for a treat after demonstrating searching for items.
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Rayne Millett, 17, and Thalia Patino, 16, checked in guests.

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