No one wants to be in an emergency, but being prepared for one can often make a big difference.
TRIAD of Houghton and Keweenaw Counties hosted Camp 911 for Seniors at Dee Stadium in Houghton.
RSVP Program Specialist Christina Mayworm said, “2008 was the last time one of these things were put on, so we decided it’s time to revise our program and start bringing events to the local community that will help senior citizens learn about the things that they need to be concerned about.”
The event consisted of tours of emergency vehicles by Superior Search and Rescue and Mercy Ambulance and law enforcement vehicles by the Michigan State Police and the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office.
There were also demonstrations of the Jaws of Life, an Automated External Defibrillator and a K-9 unit.
In addition, the participants saw presentations on the local drug problem and what law enforcement is doing to address it, as well as how to avoid becoming a victim to a scam.
TRIAD is collaboration spearheaded by the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program involving local law enforcement and senior organizations working together to help prevent fraud, abuse and scams of senior citizens.