Kids learn about safety and rescue at Camp 911

Kids learn about safety and rescue at Camp 911

BARAGA — One of the best ways to keep kids free from harm is to teach them safety techniques.

Camp 911 has been going on for quite a few years now but the mission has stayed the same. The camp put together by Bay Ambulance provides kids with a fun way to learn about a variety of safety techniques.

Baraga Police Chief Matt Gagnier said, “it’s basically to help the kids how to deal with fire, possible CPR, medical emergencies and also when to call 911 in case of emergencies.”

The Baraga and L’anse Fire Departments along with DNR Fire Control also helped with the camp. After learning valuable lessons about everything on the outside of a fire truck, the kids were able to take a tour inside as well.

Baraga Police Department, Michigan State Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Baraga Memorial Hospital also contributed to the camp. All departments involved with Camp 911 are glad to be able to provide this service to these young adolescents.

“I enjoy working with the community, especially working with kids,” added Gagnier, “I feel that if we can reach the kids at a young age we can prevent other crimes and other things from happening.”

After leaving Camp 911 the kids walk away with first aid supplies, a smoke alarm and more tools to help them use the knowledge they’ve learned.