Saint Johners invited to watch live rescue simulation

Saint Johners who have always wondered what a live rescue operation looks like will have a chance to watch a simulation.

Camp Courage, a training camp giving youth a look into careers in first response, is inviting the community to attend a live rescue simulation.

It’s the first time the program has come to Saint John.

“Eleven female and gender-diverse youth aged 15-19 from across Canada will be in Saint John from August 28-31 to participate in the first ever New Brunswick Camp Courage,” reads a news release from the City of Saint John.

“The four-day camp will see participants take part in interactive training and skills related to emergency service careers such as Paramedic, Police Officer and Firefighter.”

The city said participants end their time at Camp Courage with a final exercise that puts their newly-acquired skills to the test.

They will take on various First Responder roles in a simulated impaired driver scenario and multi-vehicle accident.

The City of Saint John said in a news release the event takes place at the Saint John Exhibition Park on Aug. 31 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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