WSCC to stage day of EMT training

West Shore Community College's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, in collaboration with the college's police academy and nursing department, as well as the Ludington Fire Department, have developed a day of training/learning scenarios for Friday, April 30, at the upper Recreation Center parking lot.

Preparation for the day begins with staging at 8 a.m. Scenarios will begin at 9 a.m., with two scenarios planned each hour. The last scenario starts at noon.

These scenarios provide a culminating event for our students and a vital opportunity to practice the skills learned throughout the year. The opportunity to work with our community partners is an added bonus.

Following the scenarios, there will be a debriefing session for students and faculty. The EMT faculty will serve as simulated dispatch and will dispatch EMT, fire, and police to the "scene" where students will respond appropriately.

This collaborative event will also provide an opportunity to view the college's newly renovated ambulance, donated by Life EMS, as well as several of the law enforcement vehicles used in the Police Academy training.

The EMT program returned to the College in the fall of 2020 after an eight-year absence and this event is the first collaborative EMT effort reaching across disciplines, with more to come in the future.

The College welcomes media coverage at this event. Should interviews with the students or faculty in the programs be desired, contact Crystal Young via email cyoung2@westshore.edu or call (231) 907-0502.