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MSSU paramedic students gain life-saving experience at "Scenario Saturday"

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The EMT program hosts the all-day training exercise, which gives students the opportunity to respond to a mock car accident. Twenty four students worked in groups of two. Local paramedics volunteers to assist and community members acted as patients. Students practiced their skills at nine different stations, all of which are made to be as realistic as possible.  

"We all have a lot of experience before we became instructors, so almost every call that we give them is probably something that one of us has been on," said Brett Peine, director of MSSU Department of EMS. "I draw from my experience. So, instead of trying to make something up, who knows if it's going to be real or now. I use calls that I ran when I was working on an ambulance."

Local company Cottrill's Towing donated the accident cars. METS and Mercy Hospital also contributed to the training day.

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