A local ambulance company recently held a training at Lake Sara.
RuralMed EMS, based in Fayette County, provides critical care transfers from hospitals and 911 service to local residents. Recently, RuralMed conducted a training at Lake Sara. The training was orchestrated by Steven Gray and elevated teamwork through a rescue-driven simulation.
Divided into two teams, the entire RuralMed staff participated in the training. For the first training simulation, staff members had to evacuate a life-size mannequin while not leaving behind any supplies. This included a backboard, straps, packs and ammo cans that were weighted to simulate a cardiac monitor and drug box, respectively. As a team, the staff had to devise a plan to best evacuate that “patient” to the safe zone. The second training simulated the rescue of a mother and child from the water. Equipped with two life vests, a backboard with straps, and rope, the EMS had to work together to retrieve the mother and child. The third training event was a blindfolded obstacle course. As the team members went through the obstacle course blindfolded, the team leader was in charge of verbally guiding the team.
Following this training, the staff and their families enjoyed a pizza party at the pavilion. Staff member, Anna Hobler, was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her hard work.
(Photos courtesy of RuralMed EMS).