Kids learn safety skills at Avon’s Camp 911 |

Kids learn safety skills at Avon’s Camp 911

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Nearly half of the child injury-related deaths occur between the months of May and August, when kids have an abundance of time. In an effort to help kids stay safe, Eagle County Emergency Services offer Camp 911. These free one-day camps for kid’s ages 9 to 11 focuses on developing kids’ decision-making skills and actions when facing an emergency.-

Camp 911 participants will learn the basics of water safety and rescue, first aid, traffic and fire safety, and self-defense.

Paramedics and EMTs will teach the campers basic first aid and CPR, using scenarios as well as hands-on experience with medical equipment. Firefighters teach kids how to use a fire extinguisher as well as the opportunity to experience the “smoke house,” a simulation of a burning house that teaches them how to get to safety. Law enforcement personnel will teach kids basic self-defense and bike safety. The “seat belt convincer” demonstrates the importance of wearing a seatbelt.-

The camp is scheduled for Wednesday at the Avon Elementary School. If you have a child between the ages of 9 and 11 who would like to attend Camp 911, call Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.-

For more information, contact Cathy Dulac at Eagle County Ambulance District at 926-5270 or the Avon Recreation Center at 748-4060.

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