Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Edmonson County 6th grade students attended Safety Camp, a program dedicated to students meeting and interacting with community professionals to learn about various safety topics, on Friday March 22, 2019.
The students separated into eight groups and rotated through a variety of safety sessions throughout the day.
This year’s camp had eight different sessions to include subjects such as electrical safety with Harrold Miller of WRECC, juuling dangers with Kathy Tweet of BRDHD, cave safety with Mammoth Cave National Park guide Autumn Bennett, and walking your land "identifying potential meth labs" with Sheriff Shane Doyle and Deputy Jordan Jones of the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, along with Brownsville Police Officer Dustin Harvey.
Other sessions included safety and first aide with Ashley Ritter from Edmonson EMS, assisted by Sherrell Thompson of the Edmonson County Extension Office, fire safety with local firefighters Stan Tillman and Pete Tarantino, and motor vehicle (ATV, dirtbike, golfcart, etc.) safety with Holley Motorsports Park employees: Taylor Howard Group Sales Coordinator, Corey Fugate Kart Track Supervisor and Jimmy Gott- Maintenance Supervisor.
Community volunteers and parents served as group leaders during Safety Camp. “We couldn't do this event without them,” said EC 5/6 Center Family Resource Center Coordinator, Sharon Brooks. “We want to use this day as a way for students to not only learn about these important safety topics but to meet and interact with these people in our community in a positive way.”