Thirty seven Morris County high school students graduated a different kind of educational experience when they completed the first ever Public Safety Youth Academy of the Morris County Department of Law & Public Safety this month.
The students completed a one-week program (from Aug. 5 through Aug. 9), learning about defensive tactics, firefighting, CPR, EMS skills and practicing physical fitness. The cadets took trips to learn about the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, Communications Center, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Park Police organizations.
The program was free and open to all high school students in the county.
"It was a great opportunity for the students to learn about the important work done every day by the law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel in Morris County," said William Schievella, who served as the academy's coordinator for the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.