Del Mar Safety Camp Teaches Students to Save Lives
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
Lifesaving skills were put to the test on the Del Mar College West Campus Monday.
High school students performed CPR on a mannequin that was just rescued from a smoke-filled house on the campus.
Organizers called this the Public Education Safety Camp. For the next couple of weeks, students will learn the skills they need for a possible career in public safety.
"It's really good. It's like really encouraging us for what we want to do after college," said Jasmine Collins, a senior at Carroll High School. "We're getting prepared for it."
"It's to give them a chance to look at a career before they go off to college," camp director Patrick Mcbride said. "It's an opportunity that I and none of the instructors that are teaching for me had. An opportunity to do when we were in high school."
The Public Education Safety Camp is an annual event. The hope is that it will save lives in the future.