Donations made camp free for kids |

Donations made camp free for kids

Cathy McRory, clinical coordinator
Eagle County Ambulance District

On behalf of the Eagle County EMS Prevention Committee, I would like to thank the following agencies and businesses for their participation in the Camp 911 programs in Gypsum on June 11, 2008 and Avon on June 18, 2008. Through their generosity we were able to provide 118 local youth with an opportunity to learn how to take control in a variety of emergency situations.

Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Avon Recreation Center, Western Eagle County Recreation District, Eagle County Ambulance District, Avon Police Department, Vail Police Department, Eagle Police Department, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Vail Public Safety and Communications Center, Colorado State Patrol, EMS Prevention Committee, St. Anthony’s Flight For Life, Vail Valley Medical Center/Think First, Western Eagle County Ambulance District, Colorado Department of Transportation. All these local agencies provided volunteers to host activities and help support these two events.

Eagle County is very fortunate to have such high-quality emergency service agencies that can work as a team under difficult and sometimes tragic situations and also as friends and peers in a fun, community event like Camp 911.

Contributions from The Eagle County EMS and Public Safety Council, Vail Resorts, Booth Creek Ski Holdings, JB T’s Custom Shirts and Embroidery, Wendy’s, Eagle County School District, Vail Daily, Mountain Pedaler, Venture Sports and Tri County Fire Extinguishers in merchandise, food and monetary donations made the camp free of charge for the children of our community.

Our goal to provide a “safety lesson” in a fun, camp-style setting would not have been achieved without this type of community support for our youth.

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