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Kids to learn safety at Camp 911

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – In an effort to help kids stay safe, Eagle County Emergency Services is offering Camp 911. These free one-day camps for kids ages 9 to 11 focus on developing a child’s decision-making skills and actions when facing an emergency.

Camp 911 teaches kids valuable lessons using fun, camp-style activities. Participants will have a basic knowledge of water safety and rescue; first aid, traffic and fire safety and self-defense.

Paramedics and EMT’s will teach the campers basic first aid and CPR using scenarios as well as hands on experience with medical equipment. They will also get a tour of the ambulance.

Firefighters will teach kids how to use a fire extinguisher as well as give them 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.

There are two camps scheduled for June 11 at the Gypsum Recreation Center and June 18 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 or the Western Eagle County Metropolitan District at 777-8888 to register. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information, call Cathy McRory at Eagle County Ambulance District 926-5270.


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