Campers learning life-saving lessons from Greenville Fire/Rescue


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Some fourth- through sixth-grade students in Greenville are learning life-saving lessons some of us adults might not even know.

Greenville Fire/Rescue is holding its fourth annual Junior Fire Marshall Camp this week. Children are learning what it's like to be a firefighter. They'll even get to suite p and go through an agility course. In addition, the children will learn important things such as CPR, first aid and how to use a fire extinguisher. It's a number of skills that might come in handy one day. "A lot of times I'm hearing them come back and be like 'I went home and told my mom we need smoke alarms. I tested ours and they're not working, so can you come out and put them up?' said Rebekah Thurston, Greenville Fire/Rescue Public Information Officer. "So its not just the kids that are learning, the families are learning and we hope that it even goes past that." There are 25 campers enrolled in this camp. It's free for all to attend.

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