Children entering third through fifth grade in the fall can become better prepared for emergencies by attending Camp 911 from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 21, at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St. 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 firefighter gear and sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck, get a close up look at a medical helicopter and practice talking to a 911 dispatcher. Through the support of many local agencies and volunteers, children can look forward to a morning full of fun and interactive activities that help teach them about 911, first aid and what to do in case of emergency.
Representatives from Morris Emergency Medical Services, Morris Fire Department, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Morris Police Department, Morris Hospital, Minooka Fire Department, OSF Life Flight, Will County Sheriff’s Office, Mutal Aid Box Alarm System 15, Will County 911 Dispatcher and Coal City Search and Rescue will be assisting with Camp 911 by providing instruction at the various stations. Each child will receive a T-shirt and a bag of items related to emergency preparedness.
Reservations and payment must be made by Monday, June 18, through morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call the hospital’s education department at 815-705-7357.