LFD hosting Camp Fire Academy

From staff reports


The Louisville Fire Department began their annual Camp Fire Academy this past Monday for children in the Winston County area.

The camp, which lasts from June 17-21, gives the youth of the community from 8 to 12 years of age lessons regarding fire safety by using fun but educational activities and demonstrations.

With the camp in its first few initial days, the children have been familiarizing themselves with their peers as well as discuss rules and safety regarding fires. The children were also given a pre-test, which demonstrates their knowledge of fire safety before the class. At the end of the camp, they will be given another assessment to see what they have learned in their week at the camp.

Camp leaders also practiced exit drills with the children to teach them the proper way to escape a home during a fire.

With three days left in the camp, the children will be looking forward from visits from LifeCare EMS paramedics and EMT’s, Louisville Police Department, and MedStat Air Care out of Winona. The children are also looking forward to the rollover simulator demonstration presented by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). The simulator demonstrates what would happen to a person who did not buckle their seatbelt in the time of an accident.

Look in next week’s edition of The Winston County Journal for a wrap-up article about this year’s Camp Fire Academy.

Children learn the job of a firefighter.

Children learn the job of a firefighter.

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