Recreation Unlimited helps children and adults with disabilities interact with first responders

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Over the years, Recreation Unlimited has helped thousands of kids and adults with disabilities and health concerns.

Each year Recreation Unlimited to hosts a safety day camp where hundreds of people get hands-on experience with first responders.

Safety day at the camp gives campers an opportunity to learn how to stay safe and also get comfortable with first responders. 

“They don’t have a fear of a provider or a fire engine or of a sheriff or a loud noise or even a horse because they get to see them up close and personal,” said Recreation Unlimited Foundation CEO Paul Huttlin. 

More than 600 campers are part of the summer program at Recreation Unlimited, from age five to senior citizens. Delaware County Emergency Management helped to coordinate Wednesday’s event where fire trucks, police cruisers/motorcycles, ambulances and horses were all in attendance.

Troy Morris, The Chief of Tri-Township Fire District says he was happy to be at the event.

“The biggest thing is the fact that these kids get a chance to see this stuff. They get to interact with the public safety people and the guys get out here and they get to interact as well. It’s the idea that we’re out here with them and they get to see us and the biggest thing is their not afraid of us. Then, they see us, they know us they know who we are what we do. So that fear factor is gone,” said Morris.

To learn more about Recreation Unlimited and its camps for individuals with disabilities and health concerns click here – http://www.recreationunlimited.org/

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