City of Berea First Responders Camp has begun

Daniel Masters of Madison County EMS explains how county paramedics handle emergencies. His presentation was part of the City of Berea’s First Responder Camp, which is operated by the Berea Fire Department and Berea Police Department.

Nearly 50 local youths were selected for the First Responders Summer Camp, co-sponsored by the Berea Fire Department and the Berea Police Department.

This is the third summer for the camp, the theme of which is “Bridging the Gap” between first responders and the community they serve.

Monday was EMS day, as crews from Madison County Emergency Medical Service taught the six and seventh graders CPR and gave them a glimpse of how paramedics handle medical emergencies.

Tuesday will be Berea Fire Department day as participants will learn about techniques to extinguish fires, search and rescue methods, water games, and maybe get a glimpse of their town from the department’s bucket truck.

Wednesday will be Berea Police Department day as campers will learn about things such as how police conduct searches of buildings, as well as learning some of the science behind finger printing. K9 Officer Jeff Harness and Parko, the department’s recently retired canine, are also scheduled to make a visit.

Thursday will feature a presentation by a KSP officer, who will address the dangers of drugs. The day will wrap up at the Berea City Pool, and the group will spend Friday, the final day of the camp, at Kings Island.

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