As adults and parents, our desire is to protect our students and children and to keep them from danger but life doesn’t always cooperate with us. The Rapid Response Team Project was established following the school shootings in Jonesboro and Columbine. Since then, more school shootings have happened and tornadoes have hit Joplin, Missouri and Moore, Oklahoma serving as a stark reminder to the threats that our children and community face on a regular basis.
Through the Rapid Response Team Project, high school students who are selected to attend the state summer camp receive a range of emergency training including CPR, AED, 1st Aid and patient assessment skills, as well as training in Incident Command, land navigation and search and rescue skills.We have held the camp for fifteen years but lost our funding this year which is why we are asking for your help now. The camp has a proud history of campers who have gone on to save lives and to pursue careers in the medical and emergency services fields.