Four-day program involves first-responder scenario trainings and demonstrations
City of Henderson hosted a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 29 for its first graduating class of Camp 911, a four-day program that introduces middle-school youth to law enforcement and emergency services.
During the graduation, students between the ages of 11 to 14 were recognized for their participation and received a certificate for completing the program that ran from July 26 through July 29.
Throughout the four-day course, students assisted in various activities such as rescue vehicle demonstrations, SWAT/K9 observations and fire training demonstrations throughout the program. Students also toured a police station, fire training center and the 911 dispatch center.
Camp 911 was created to offer youth in the community an opportunity to learn about the various aspects of law enforcement and emergency services, leadership skills and emergency preparedness. It also emphasizes the importance of making good choices and being a good citizen.
The graduation ceremony took place at Black Mountain Recreation Center and featured special guest speakers from the Henderson Police and Fire Departments and the City of Henderson.