Ocean City Junior Firefighters Camp Teaches Lifesaving Skills

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first_imgWhat young lad hasn’t dreamed of riding on a fire engine?The Ocean City Fire Department makes those dreams a reality each summer with its Junior Firefighter Program and Camp.This year’s camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for four days beginning July 18th through the 21st.The camp, for children aged 9-12, stresses fire prevention, safety and gives the campers a sense of what is like to be a firefighter in America’s Greatest Family Resort.Among other activities, the camps have the opportunity to ride in a fire truck, squirt the hoses, climb ladders, don the firefighters’ equipment, crawl around a “smoke” filled room, rescue a “victim” and learn and practice CPR. They also interact with firefighters up close and personal to see what a firefighter’s job is all about.The camp, which operates through the Ocean City Recreation Department, attracts a mix of summer visitors and local residents, according to OCFD Captain Vito Di Marco, the camp director.Parents interested in the camp may obtain further information and register by going to the City’s website: www.OCNJ.us and searching“We try to let them see what it takes to be a firefighter and to experience some of our activities,” DiMarco said. “Some of the kids have made friends with other campers and come back year after year and look forward to seeing the firefighters and their friends. We look at the camp as a great tool for community outreach and connecting with the people we serve.”Campers, usually about 30 in total, are broken into “companies” that work with specific firefighters. They experience action-packed days in which they go to different “stations” for specific activities and skills. One might deal with fire prevention and safety, such as learning how and when to call 911, eliminating fire hazards in the home and performing CPR. Another station could be climbing a ladder, another pairing up with the Ocean City Police for a ride on the police boat. They also get a lesson in boating safety, DiMarco added.Another station simulates a smoke-filled room, using machines that emit a non-toxic smoke. Campers use air packs to breathe as they crawl through the room and locate a mannequin “victim” and rescue it.Yet another demonstrates rappelling down from a height.“One of the things we do is try to keep the camp exciting and keep things moving along quickly,” DiMarco said. “Some of the kids might be nervious about climbing a ladder or getting on the boat. We try to help them gain confidence in themselves by letting them know they can do these things and overcoming their fears.”Now in its sixth year, the Junior Firefighter camp is made possible through the volunteer efforts of the firefighters, DiMarco said. “Each day we have as many as 15 firefighters working with us on their own time,” he said.  Without that cooperation, none of it could happen.  The guys are really great about helping out.”No matter how the activities are shuffled around, one thing remains a constant: “We give them a ride on the fire truck every day because the kids just really love that,” DiVito said.last_img read more


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first_imgPortugal’s Football (LPFP) League announced on Tuesday that they will promote Madeira-based Nacional and Farense to the top division while Cova da Piedade and Casa Pia will be relegated to the third division.Leaders Nacional had a two-point advantage over nearest rivals Farense, with the two sides occupying the promotion places, while Cova da Piedade and Casa Pia were in the relegation positions when the league was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced last week the cancellation of Portugal’s second division as the conditions were not there for the competition to resume. Nacional, the club based in Funchal, Madeira, return to the top flight after a one-year absence while it has been 18 years since Farense last played in the top tier. Ronaldo sent an audio message to the players: “I met some players at [Choupana stadium], not all, but it was a pleasure to be there with all the staff and take advantage of the facilities to keep me in shape. I want to send you a big hug and wish you the best and success. Congratulations to everyone for the excellent season they did… Nacional is in the 1st Division… I still don’t know if we’re going to play in Italy now, I’m looking forward to it. Let’s wait. With regards to you, good luck for the next season and we are together.”Read Also: Perin: Ronaldo is not arrogantThe Portuguese Football Federation (FPF), meanwhile announced that an agreement had been reached for the players and coaches of the 18 clubs of the top division for their contracts to be extended until the end of the competition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a message congratulating his boyhood club, whose facilities he used during his two-month isolation, on their Portugal League promotion.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more