EMS and Fire Science Students Finish American Heart Association CPR Training
As the second semester begins, students in EMS and Fire Science study and test to get their American Heart Association CPR certification, which they need in order to get their EMT license or their firefighter certification – essential in starting their careers after finishing the class. They practice running cardiac arrest scenarios in order to prepare for real life situations. After taking a training course at Sandwich Fire Department, the students take skills check-offs in order to receive their certifications.
While running the scenarios they practice team dynamics to prepare for a career in the field. It is important for each member to know their individual roles in order to successfully work together as a team. They split up into their companies and practice their jobs to mimic calls they would receive. After successfully running a scenario and completing their check-offs, they receive their CPR certification.
We would like to thank the Sandwich Fire Department for allowing us to use their fire station and their equipment, as it would not have been possible without their generosity.