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EMS training: Wake County, NC, high school

Students in the Emergency Medical Sciences track at the new Northern Wake College and Career Academy got to show what they’ve learned so far Wednesday in front of the pros they want to work with.

And in return, Wake County Emergency Medical Services trotted out several of their fancy trucks and medics for the session that was designed to publicize the new program that is being operated jointly by the Wake County Public School System and Wake Technical Community College.

The students, wearing Wake Tech EMS T-shirts and the blue plastic gloves that every paramedic dons while working on patients, performed resuscitation on a life-size mannequin used to train life-savers.

Then, while other students and school officials and working EMS staff applauded, they bundled their patient onto an EMS stretcher and wheeled him out of the school gym to what would be a waiting ambulance if they get the jobs they hope for after graduation.

Wake Tech students studying emergency medical sciences acted as supervisors.

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