EMT students explore careers in emergency medicine
Since it is a dual enrollment class, EMT-B students earn credits for both high school and VWCC
By Stacey Hairston
The Franklin News-Post
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. — Franklin County High School's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class got a first-hand look at the equipment on board Carilion's Lifeguard 10 last week, following a related lesson.
The helicopter landed on the pad at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, so the students could get a feel for a career on the life-saving aircraft. Students also learned helicopter safety. The experience was part of the curriculum of the class, which involves technical classroom instruction, as well as field work, according to instructor Eric Newman with Franklin County Public Safety.
The lesson on the medical transportation helicopter is just one of many topics the students have covered in order to receive their EMT certification and receive college credits for Virginia Western Community College (VWCC).