Three-day camp teaches local youth the importance of first aid

Young camp goers line up to tour through AMR Ambulance units on display during the First Aid 4 Kids 2019 Summer Camp on Thursday at Volunteers of America in El Centro. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — Local health care professionals are volunteering in a three-day camp to provide local youth with basic first aid knowledge as well as possibly inspire them to pursue a career in the medical field.

The First Aid 4 Kids 2019 Summer Camp, which began Thursday and ends Saturday, will teach its more than 100 participating children, ages 5 to 12, topics such as hands-only CPR, obstruction of the airway, drowning prevention and bleeding control.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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