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2016-2017

 

May 2, 2017

 

Paramedic students assist with Safe Prom activities

 

Paramedic students assist with Safe Prom activitiesCowley College paramedic program students and faculty members assisted Winfield Fire/EMS with a Safe Prom mock vehicle accident on April 26 at the Winfield High School. The event is staged each year before prom to show high school students the possible consequences of poor decisions. 


“The paramedic students took the event as serious as if it was a real call, and Winfield Fire/EMS greatly appreciates Cowley College's participation.” Aaron Sutton, lead paramedic with Winfield Fire/EMS said. “Cowley College also provided all the moulage makeup that give the event realistic detail that helped add realism to this event.”


Samantha Troyer, Cowley College lead paramedic instructor, said the event showed the high school students the reality of what happens when the aftermath of a collision needs to be handled. “It brought the realism of how loud and chaotic the accident scene will be." Troyer said. "The paramedic students also learned how to bring the calm to the storm. I was grateful for the opportunity to involve my students in such a great community activity.”


This is the third year that Cowley College EMS Education has assisted with this event.