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Emergency Services Open House hosts a drill that could save lives
Photos and Story by James Hill
The Emergency Services Open House featured programs housed in the Public Services Education Building – Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services (where paramedics and emergency medical technicians are trained), Emergency Management and Emergency Telecommunicator 911. The centerpiece of the day’s events were two mock vehicle rescues in which students from several programs collaborated to simulate a drunken driving accident. Students extricated victims (actually volunteers from Scappoose High School) from a wrecked vehicle, administered immediate emergency treatment and then prepared the victims for transport to the hospital.