Released: October 3, 2023
Delaware County Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, Delaware County Emergency Services, and representatives from numerous local police departments were thrilled to join the Pennsylvania State Police at the Brandywine Youth Club in Glen Mills for the annual Sunny Day Camp — a one-day fun camp hosted by the Pennsylvania State Police Department to enable police, emergency services, and children and adults with special needs to interact and learn how to work together in times of emergency.
Held on Sunday, October 1, the all-day event featured demonstrations by a Police K9 Unit, a Bomb Squad, SERT Team, a Tactical Mounted Unit and more.
The Delaware County Emergency Services Department was well represented, with members of the Citizen Corps of Delaware County, ARES (Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service), and DelCART (Animal Response Team) helping campers learn how to text 9-1-1, use walkie talkie radios, build pet first aid kits, and deal with emergencies.
In addition to meeting with various police and emergency service teams, camp attendees had a lot of fun playing games (including Tug-of-War, Basketball, Bowling) and received lunch, a t-shirt, and a police swag bag, and their own personalized graduation certificate.
Thank you to all the participants, including Riddle Hospital Ambulance and the Concordville Fire Department, for making Sunday a special day for so many special needs individuals and their families here in Delaware County!