Mass casualty simulation tests EMT students' skills

SPRING, TX (KTRK) -- There was a unique site in Spring Saturday afternoon as a couple of dozen emergency medical technician students with Cy-Creek EMS were put through the paces in a mass casualty simulation.

The twenty three students are nearing the end of their eighteen weeks of training and are close to sitting for the national certification. The simulation was an opportunity for them to hone their skills and practice what they've learned.

"I felt the pressure to find people that were available to help me," said EMT Trainee Kyle Patton. "It was definitely as real as it can get and I'm happy I got this experience now."
They worked on fifteen patients; rescuing, stabilizing, and transporting them.

It is a rare opportunity for those who want to be first responders, to get this kind of practice where seconds matter but no lives are at risk.

It is experience so that when a real emergency happens they are ready.
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