GCSG Gives Students Hands On Training Opportunity

By Kara Murphy | kmurphy@wmbb.com

Published 10/26 2016 11:36PM

Updated 10/26 2016 11:36PM

A group of Gulf Coast State College students got a major hands on training opportunity. The school's Public Safety Division held a landing zone training at the school's North Bay campus.
The training was held for fire, EMS, and law enforcement students. Bay County emergency personnel worked with the students to practice emergency techniques with a helicopter. The students practiced setting up a landing zone, crowd control, and loading patients into the chopper.
EMS Program Coordinator Karen Tayes says it's important for students to have this type of training before they enter the workforce.
"This is training that they may encounter throughout their public safety career and hopefully this will give them the training they need should this ever arise in an emergency," said Tayes.
This is the school's first year holding this type of hands on training.

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