The Clark State College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program will be conducting a CareFlight training lab on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at the Clark State Brinkman Educational Center (BEC), 100 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield.
CareFlight will be landing a helicopter in the parking lot of the BEC on both days. The event is for training purposes only and is not open to the public.
The training will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, but the parking lot of the BEC will be shut down from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“It is a private training for the (Clark State) EMS students to learn how to set up a landing zone and scene safety when dealing with a helicopter and landing zones,” said Avery Salvito, EMS Program lab coordinator for Clark State.
Premier Health’s CareFlight provides advanced, fast and safe critical care medical transportation by air and ground for severely injured or ill patients who need immediate treatment. CareFlight provides the fastest air medical transport in the region to Miami Valley Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center.
Emergency medical services are expanding rapidly with more opportunities developing for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Although working in EMS has traditionally meant working for a fire department, rescue squad, or ambulance, there are also positions in education, management, research, communications, support services, and health agencies.
Clark State’s program introduces students to a variety of emergency care situations and experiences both in the hospital setting and on emergency vehicles. Both day and evening courses are available.
For more information about the Clark State EMS program, visit: https://www.clarkstate.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/school-of-health-human-and-public-services/emergency-medical-services/