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MONTGOMERY COUNTY 911 JUNIOR FIRST RESPONDER CAMP

Every year Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office sponsors a Junior 911 Camp for kids. The week long class, which is in it’s 4th year, teaches 8 and 9th graders what to do in an actual emergency before help arrives. One student, Zimori Hall is one of eight siblings and in his second year of the camp. A few months back he was awarded after he found his younger brother choking on a Gummie Bear. His mother tried to extract it but it was pushed further down. Zimora sprung into action with the Heimlich Maneuver which he learned in last years class. With his brothers face changing color Zimori was able to force the Gummie out so his brother could start breathing again. Josh Gryder, age 14,another student who wants to go into the Marines wanted to be in the class just to learn what to do in a medical emergency. Deputy Steven Squires who teaches the class and coordinates it said it teaches kids all aspects of what to do in an emergency. Another instructor, retired deputy Steve Degner came into several classes after they finished with a simulated emergency and quizzed the students on what they did and why. He also explained other important factors to keep the student safe on a scene. Simulations were done where a finger was cut off by a woman chopping rose bushes with a hatchet, a man who was burned in the kitchen and even a young lady who had been stabbed.

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