Dozens of students entering 4th and 5th grade are better prepared for emergencies at home after completing a summer safety camp. Two full days of activities on July 16th & 17th prepared them for a wide range of emergencies, including escaping a burning home and administering CPR.
“At this age they’re really curious so by getting to them at this age we can start to teach them these things before they’re home alone and they’re on their own,” said Robert Erickson with the Coon Rapids Fire Department.
The students also learned about the dangers posed by electrical lines and home appliance, water safety, and how to safely cross train tracks. They also learned the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike.
The safety camp concluded with a graduation ceremony where close to 120 students received medallions.