Campers visit heros in community


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Campers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Camp Shalom watch a video about 4 Paws for Ability.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Campers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Camp Shalom watch a video about 4 Paws for Ability.


Campers get a peak at a dummy Xenia firefighters use to keep their lifesaving skills fresh.


A firefighter provides the campers with a look inside the back of a medic.


XENIA — Campers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Camp Shalom celebrated local heroes in Xenia June 12.

The kids visited 4 Paws for Ability, which places quality service dogs with children with disabilities and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing, and a Xenia fire station.

Campers learned about the types of breeds 4 Paws for Ability uses, watched how the dogs interact with handlers, and toured the facility. At the fire station, the kids toured the building, saw how firefighter air tanks are filled, and got to peak inside a medic. They also learned about daily life inside the fire station.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Campers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Camp Shalom watch a video about 4 Paws for Ability.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/06/web1_DSC_6123.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News Campers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Camp Shalom watch a video about 4 Paws for Ability.

Campers get a peak at a dummy Xenia firefighters use to keep their lifesaving skills fresh.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/06/web1_DSC_6134.jpgCampers get a peak at a dummy Xenia firefighters use to keep their lifesaving skills fresh.

A firefighter provides the campers with a look inside the back of a medic.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/06/web1_DSC_6143.jpgA firefighter provides the campers with a look inside the back of a medic.

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