Camp teaches kids about emergencies
EAGLE COUNTY – Kids have a lot more free time during the summer. Along with free time, also come independence and, inevitably, injuries. That’s why local public safety officials have created Camp 911, a free, one-day program for kids ages 9 to 11 aimed at teaching them to make decisions during an emergency.
Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other public safety officials will staff the camp. Campers are put into small groups and rotate through activities throughout the day. Campers also are provided with lunch, and a T-shirt. By the end of the day, kids are meant to have a basic knowledge of swim safety, first aid, traffic and fire safety, and self-defense.
The fire departments teach kids how to use a fire extinguisher. Firefighters will also show campers the “smoke house,” a simulation of a burning house that helps kids learn what to do in a fire. Paramedics teach campers basic first-aid and CPR. Police officers will teach self-defense techniques and ways to deal with strangers.
Campers also get to ride the “seat belt convincer” to demonstrate the importance of a seat belt. They will also learn about wearing bike helmets and riding bicycles in traffic.
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