About The Kit

Kelsey Schapker founded and created the CAMSE Kit in the summer of 2020, shortly after learning the results of her son's diagnosis of autism. Kelsey knew her son, Camden, who was four-years-old and nonverbal at the time, wouldn't be able to properly communicate his wants and needs in the event of an emergency. Sensory tools always helped Camden remain calm, and Kelsey knew if these tools helped her son, they could help other families just like hers.
To date, the kits are in 18 agencies across four states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Those agencies are:
*Posey County Sheriff's Office
*Evansville Fire Department (all 17 apparatuses, three investigator vehicles, and both District Chief Command vehicles)
*Evansville Police Department's Juvenile Unit (this unit serves over 30 schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation)
*Evansville Regional Airport (ticket counters for American Airlines and Allegiant, TSA checkpoints, Information Counter, and both gates)
*Evansville Airport Safety Department
*McCutchanville Fire Department
*Scott Township Fire Department

*German Township Fire Department
*Boonville Fire Department
*Albion Fellows Bacon Center
*Indiana State Police troopers who patrol Posey & Vanderburgh Counties
*Poseyville Town Marshal
*Evansville Wartime Museum
*Effingham, Illinois Fire Department
*Deaconess Hospital 

*GSO Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina
*Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

What's in a CAMSE Kit?

The kits include seven tools:

The kits adapted to fit on a fire truck apparatus via a storage bin to help avoid dirt and smoke. 

14News Story: Evansville TSA uses CAMSE Kit: