June 13 2016
Middlesex Sheriff Offering Youth Public Safety Academy Again This Summer
Children in Middlesex County can get some valuable safety information in a fun program this summer.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian’s office is once again holding its annual Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) for 9-11 year-olds from communities across the county. YPSA is a week-long camp designed to expose our youngest citizens to role models in public safety – namely sheriff’s officers, and their local police, fire, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, as well as to teach them valuable life and safety lessons.
“YPSA cadets participate in a series of activities throughout the camp – visiting with the local police and fire officials on community day and learning about fire safety hazards in our fire safety trailer,” a release on the program states. “Cadets also learn how to make evacuation plans for emergency situations and participate in exercises designed to demonstrate the power and importance of teamwork during a visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica.”
The Academy is run at the Middlesex Training Academy in Chelmsford, with transportation and lunch provided. YPSA runs for six, one-week sessions each summer.
Buses pick up students from different communities during the different one-week sessions. There will be a bus pickup in Burlington during the week of July 5 – 8.
Cadets are not required to live in the community where the bus stop is located, but will be picked up and dropped off at that location. See the full calendar.
The Burlington Board of Selectmen also approved the use of the Town Common for the program on Wednesday, July 6 when cadets will visit the Burlington Police and Fire Departments for hands-on training and safety information.
There is space available, check out the website for contact information.