EMS/Firefighter Training

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

The Kentucky EMS Academy's Paramedic program and the Alvaton Fire Department worked together to do some extrication training that involved removing a person from a vehicle that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. This is done by using hydraulic tools such as the jaws of life.

Seventeen paramedic students and 15 firefighters took part in the training and said that this type of training is very important to be involved in.

"Get some communication going between the two departments so that in case of a real emergency they will work a little smoother, no more problems and it's been a really good training session," said Paramedic Instructor Roger Cropper.

"The communication between the EMS and the fire department on the scene is highly important as far as the patient status and stuff, plans to make new cuts as far as getting a person out of a vehicle", says Alvaton Firefighter Donny Brown.

Both departments also wanted to thank the Warren County Board of Transportation for the bus that was donated for their training.

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