4-H Campers meet Public Safety Officials

4-H Campers meet Public Safety Officials

by Kandee Ferrell on June 26, 2015

A group of Clover buds got up close and personal with public safety officials today.

The Cover bud 4-H day camp was hosted at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Kids that completed Kindergarten through the second grade this year learned all about what it’s like to work in the local police, fire, and EMT departments.

"Perhaps this is a future career opportunity for these kids," said 4-H Extension Educator Michelle Fehr. "It’s a great idea for the kids to see how they can serve and protect others. "

The children were given the opportunity to turn on sirens, see gear, and check out tools that our public safety departments use everyday.

"Lots of times when our kids get the opportunity to come in contact with a lot of these individuals it’s under scary circumstances so we want them to be able to know these individuals are here to help you and what they can do to help you," said Fehr.

The Zanesville Police and Fire Departments, Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, and Genesis Community Ambulance as well as Med Flight all stopped by to take part in the event.