Thursday, June 27, 2013

LIFE EMS Camp 911

In tribute to John English
LIFE EMS offered a day long program that focused on safety and prevention techniques for children ages 9-11.  They  partnered with the Alpine Township Fire Department, Kent County Sheriff's Department, Consumers Energy, and Safe Kids Coalition to bring a variety of experiences. Camp 911 provided a fun, hands-on learning environment giving about 20 children the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves and react safely in emergency situations. Lunch and snacks were provided. The event was held at Alpine Township Fire Station #3 at 610 9 Mile Rd. N.W.
Camp Director John English and his assistant Jan Mosson

Kids had the opportunity to get a taste of fire fighting
Deputy Fire Chief Jeremy Kelly helps demonstrate use of Jaws of Life

 Kent County Deputy Tim Erhardt providing safety tips

Alpine Township Firefighter Mark Nawara offering some firefighting techniques

Who hasn't ever wanted to play firefighter with real boots and helmets?

Alpine Firefighter Jason Szotko demonstrating car extrication in 80 degree weather

1 comment:

  1. John English who led this camp tragically drowned the following weekend.

    Monday afternoon, Mark Meijer, president of Life EMS Ambulance, issued a statement about English:

    "The accidental drowning of our long time medic, educator and friend, John English, leaves us saddened beyond words. John served the West Michigan community 20 years as a passionate emergency services professional. John will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the English family."

    So are ours.