The Annual Extrication Day was held on Saturday, March 24. More than 75 students from five EMT-Basic classes that are coordinated by Cypress Creek EMS in three school districts were put through their paces with realistic scenarios that included childbirth and a bomb attack with multiple injuries. The idea is to test the skills they’ve learned since last August ahead of National Registry Testing.
The students are all seniors and are from the Klein, Spring, and Tomball school districts. The year-long program culminates with National Registry testing. After the students pass the national test, they can get their EMT license upon graduation and take a job as an Emergency Medical Technician.
The students also got a chance to tour a Life Flight Helicopter which landed in Cypress Creek’s back parking lot and find out how the service operates and how they coordinate with EMS on the ground.
Klein Fire Department put on a demonstration of extication methods and even let a few students give it a try. It was a good chance to learn what happens on an accident scene and how important teamwork is between firefighters and medics. Here’s a look at the day through pictures and video.
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