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"GET FIT WITH FANWOOD'S FINEST"
FANWOOD, NJ

July 19, 2019

On August 26-30, CSX and First Responders Children’s Foundation are supporting “Get Fit with Fanwood’s Finest,” a youth recreation program hosted by the Police Department of Fanwood, NJ.  This eight week program for children ranging in age from 7 to 13 years old will promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles to the children of Fanwood, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ.  Participants will participate in calisthenics, outdoor sports, and physical activities with local police officers and learn the importance of exercise and activity in healthy lifestyles.  Children will be able to try out the Police Academy obstacle course and take part in team-building exercises led by instructors who are all officers with the Fanwood Police Department and assigned to UCERT, the Union County Emergency Response Team.  The program will be overseen by Fanwood, NJ Police Chief Richard Trigo

FORENSICS DETECTIVES SUMMER CAMP
WASHINGTON, D.C.

July 7, 2019

This Summer, First Responders Children’s Foundation will participate in the National Law Enforcement Memorial’s Forensic Detectives Summer Camp where children of first responders have the opportunity to play detective and crime scene investigator.  24 children ranging in age from 10 to 15 years old have been accepted into the program representing Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Fairfax County Police Department, Arlington Police Department, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Prince William County Fire Department, and South Carolina Department of Corrections.  Campers will meet with professionals working in the field and learn about the history of American law enforcement, arson, ballistics, computer forensics, toxicology, crime scene investigation, and courtroom presentations.  The experience will provide campers with a greater understanding of forensic science and its role in the criminal justice system and expose participants to STEM-related careers in law enforcement.  First Responders Children’s Foundation board member emeritus, Robert Stanberry, will be a judge in the courtroom segment of the program.