Local Kids Learn to Save Lives

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX)-- News 10's Lora Painter finds out how local kids spent the summer vacation in the classroom learning how to save lives thanks to a special 911 camp.

The Jackson Ambulance's Camp 911 in Jackson is a free, two-day summer program for kids ages eight to 12 years old. The kids learn CPR, some first aid training and how to help save lives in an emergency.

The program's community coordinator, Jason Trojan, said, "For kids, they could end up being the person that's gonna make a 911 phone call. The goal is to prepare them for emergency situations so they'll know what to do if something happens."

The young students also hear from guest speakers from law enforcement. EMT's and paramedics serve as camp counselors for the couple of days they are with them.

Trojan said, "Emergency situations are very intimidating, They're very overwhelming. So we [hope we] can kind of make that experience a little less intimidating."

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