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First Responders camp session at Oak Grove Baptist

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:55 am

If you think that summer camp is about making macaroni necklaces and eating s’mores, think again. During the week of July 15-19, kids attending summer camp at Oak Grove Baptist Church were treated to a week of high energy, hands-on learning activities with local first responder organizations.

Representatives from Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Virginia State Police, Westmoreland Sheriff’s Office, Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, AirCare Medical Transport, the Virginia Department of Forestry and 911 Dispatch were some of the groups that shared their knowledge and expertise with about 35 boys and girls, ages 5-12.

Les Greeley, a member of both Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, organized the week-long event. “The entire first responder community got on board right away,” he said. “Every agency that I asked wanted to come and bring the tools of their trade.”

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 8/7/19

Lt. Alex Smith, a member of Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad,

with her daughter, Aubrey, in the AirCare helicopter that visited the camp.