Area youth learn safety tips at New Hope’s Safety Camp

West Metro Fire-Rescue District firefighter Shelby Wolf demonstrates how to firefighters climb into a window of a home in case of an emergency, if the door feels hot. The demonstration was Aug. 15 at New Hope’s annual Safety Camp, a three-day educational camp for youth entering grades 3-5. (Sun Post staff photos by Gina Purcell) New Hope Police Explorer Jack Olson assists a camp participant in spraying a fire hose Aug. 15 at West Metro Fire-Rescue District. New Hope Police Explorer Ben Opem shows camp participants the parts of a fire truck Aug. 15 as part of the camp’s fire safety session. North Memorial Medic Joe Lawrence straps a camp participant on to a stretcher Aug. 15 at West Metro Fire-Rescue District as part of the camp’s first aid session. New Hope Safety Camp’s fire safety session includes an obstacle course where participants carry and pull a fire hose, drag a dummy crawl through a window, and spray a fire hose.
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West Metro Fire-Rescue District firefighter Shelby Wolf demonstrates how to firefighters climb into a window of a home in case of an emergency, if the door feels hot. The demonstration was Aug. 15 at New Hope’s annual Safety Camp, a three-day educational camp for youth entering grades 3-5. (Sun Post staff photos by Gina Purcell)