EMT Training Frees Passengers
MFHS EMT Students use Jaws of Life
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Marble Falls High School students in the EMT training program learned how to free trapped passengers in an Extrication Training sponsored by the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department and the Marble Falls Area EMS Stations last Saturday.  Ken Schwake and Kevin Naumann from the two emergency services helped organize the course to provide hands-on emergency training for the students in the school’s EMT Career Pathway.  MFHS EMT students also jumped in to the exercise by acting as trapped and injured passengers following a simulated car accident.

“The EMT students were able to learn about the tools and procedures for cutting apart vehicles involved in collisions with patient entrapment,” said Naumann.  “Additionally, the students practiced some hands-on extrication of patients in various accident scenarios.  The EMT training is excellent preparation for students who wish to be a professional EMT, and for those who seek emergency training in preparation for other health careers.”

To earn an EMT certification, MFHS students participate in EMS ride-alongs, EMT class training, and field training like the Extrication Exercise.  Following the training, EMT candidates are eligible to test to earn their EMT professional certification once they turn 18 years old.  This year, MFHS has nine students who will take the EMT Certification test this summer.

MFISD EMT Students 

EMT Students Practice Transporting an Injured Passenger

2015-2016 MFHS EMT Candidates:

            Robert Atkinson          Terrill Baskin

            William Baskin             Kara Davis

            Eva Maldonado           Isabel Marichalar

            Luis Martinez               Madison Morren

            Ingrid Ramirez

 



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