Village of WestmontDate Issued: August 14, 2015
“For many years, Fire-Medic Robert Ratcliff did an excellent job with our Kids Safety Camp,” says Westmont Fire Chief Dave Weiss, “and this year the program was passed on to Fire-Medic John McIntosh and Community Service Officer Rosanne Terry from the Police Department and the camp continues to be a big success.”
The Westmont Fire and Police Departments ran three camps over the summer with more than 75 kids participating in the program. This year’s program featured a fire gear relay, bucket brigade relay, fire extinguisher training, ladder climb, bullying and stranger danger presentations, and a fire hose course. Kids also participated in bike safety demonstrations and bike rodeo. The program is co-hosted by the Westmont Police and Fire Departments as well as the Westmont Special Events Corporation. The camp is sponsored by Oakbrook Toyota in Westmont as well as the Westmont Citizens Police and Fire Academies.
New this year was a presentation from our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and information about animal safety. Terry, who is the Police Department’s Animal Control Liaison, coordinated presentations from the Oakbrook and Willowbrook K9 units as well as an introduction to animal safety from the Hinsdale Humane Society.
“We’re very excited to continue this important program,” says McIntosh. “We’re already planning activities for next year’s camp.” For more information, contact the Westmont Fire Department at 630-981-6400
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of Westmont Communications Director630-417-0280, email@example.com