This years state camp was the largest and best to date. Thanks to the American Red Cross and a generous donation from Blue Cross this year we were able to double the size of the camp and increase the courses taught to the campers. As always, we were able to train new campers in CPR, 1st Aid, and AED skills while those who were already certified in CPR were trained in Infant CPR. We also were able to introduce them to the Incident Command System. Returning campers received advanced ICS training and became certified in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. In addition, they were trained in advanced patient assessment and taught how to use c-collars, backboards, and a variety of splinting devices. I would really like to thank my staff (Kristyn Shinn, Adam Wade, Will Green, Mark Staples, Carlie Porterfield, and Whitney Donahoe) and staff assistants (Kris Hardin, Staci Sullivan, Brandon Mellenthin, Gabby Cuellar, and AJ Templeton) for all of their hard work. Camp would not have been possible without each of you. A special thanks to Gayla Bowden from the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross for all of her valiant efforts in pulling the camp together. I appreciate all of you. Anyone interested in attending the 2009 Rapid Response Team Camp should contact Kevin Shinn at KCShinn21@aol.com for further details.