PUTNAM COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE TEACHES S.O.A.R. STUDENTS ABOUT EMERGENCY CARE
The Putnam County Ambulance Service recently visited the S.O.A.R. program to provide information about the training/schooling that is required to work as a paramedic, an EMT and an air evacuation flight team member. Students learned that working hard on their daily class work throughout elementary school as well as taking multiple classes in math, the sciences and language and communication arts during middle and high school would definite provide a well-rounded background for entry into this field of study.
They also learned that oftentimes individuals in these fields continue on to acquire nursing degrees. The visiting team brought along their ambulance and provided the students with the opportunity to personally tour the ambulance to better understand the medical services that may be provided to patients when en route to hospital emergency rooms/trauma centers.
The Unionville Fire Department has a community partnership with PC’s S.O.A.R. program. Members of the fire department also work on the ambulance team. Thank you to both entities for helping the afterschool students understand their services and for providing a glimpse of career opportunities for the future.