Teens from across the region are getting first-hand experience in the world of emergency medical services this week.
Just like the well-known Camp Cadet where aspiring police officers get real-world exposure, Emergycare is hosting Camp EMS at Allegheny College beginning today.
Teens ages 14 to 17 will experience EMS and SWAT demonstrations, as well as K9 search and rescue, and demonstrations with the Emergycare helicopter.
Participants will also practice their skills through patient care simulations, rescue techniques and other simulations.
The kids will also earn their American Heart Association CPR certification, which is good for 2 years after completion. That CPR certification is, often, a prerequisite for other classes the students will have to take in order to enter the medical field.
Camp EMS organizers hope the event inspires kids and makes them interested in the medical field.
The camp runs through Friday, with a graduation ceremony at its conclusion. Registration for this summer’s camp is already closed but you can find out more information by CLICKING HERE.