Local Teens Learn About Emergency Services Career Through ‘Camp Rescue’

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Local teens are taking advantage of a unique camp that gives them a hands on opportunity to learn more about the emergency services career field.

We checked in with everyone at Washington County’s Camp Rescue in Fayetteville on Monday, which is operated by the Washington County Fire Marshal and Sheriff’s Office, as well as Central EMS. Camper Lexi Ross says taking part in the activities was a no-brainer for her considering her family connections.

“My mom is a paramedic and my other mom is a police officer for Fayetteville Police Department,” camp participant Lexi Ross shared. “I came first when I was ten and I’ve loved it ever since. It’s just stuff to get to know about your community and how to help people.”

The teens taking part have the chance to learn basic first aid and can even become CPR certified. The camp got underway today and runs through the 23rd.

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