May 23, 2013, MORRIS, IL – Children entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade next fall can become better prepared for emergencies by attending Camp 911 on Thursday, June 20 from 9-11:55 a.m. at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street, Morris. The cost is $10 per child.
The hands on program gives children an opportunity to talk to emergency medical services personnel and climb aboard an ambulance, try on fire fighter gear and sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, get a close up look at a medical helicopter, learn about personal safety, and practice talking to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Specially trained bicycle police will be on hand to talk about bike safety, a pharmacist will provide poison prevention education, and emergency nurses will teach basic first aid skills such as how to properly apply a bandage. The children will also practice using a fire extinguisher and escaping from a fire using Minooka Fire Department’s smoke house.
Representatives from Morris Emergency Medical Services, Morris Fire Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Morris Police Department, Morris Hospital, Minooka Fire Department and Superior Air will be assisting with Camp 911 by providing instruction at the various stations.
Each child will receive a t-shirt, a bicycle helmet donated by EPIC Group, and a first aid kit provided by the Morris Lions Club. Several pediatricians in the area have provided funding to assist with costs associated with Camp 911, including Dr. Ian Best, Dr. Rita Hart, Dr. Dana Howd, Dr. Lawton Moy and Dr. David Vermillion. Associated Orthodontists has also provided sponsorship support.
Camp 911 registration is limited. To register, call Jammie Vickers at Morris Hospital at 815-705-7362.
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