EMT students at JATC-South and members of the Unified Fire Authority (UFA) Heavy Rescue Team partnered recently for a unique opportunity to practice their skills cutting away a car from an actor-victim and then administering to the patient in an Extrication Simulation at the school.
The hands-on experience helps prepare the EMT students as they practice their skills during the simulation. Actors were freed from two different cars by breaking windows, removing car doors, cutting the cars apart and using the “jaws of life” during the practice drill. This is a part of a semester long EMT class at JATC-South. Students are able to finish all the course requirements to become a certified EMT following successfully completing the national test for EMT’s. Many of these students are offered internships or jobs with UFA.