Med-Start students get hands-on emergency training at Tubac event
Published Friday, June 24, 2011 10:38 AM CDT
Benny Martinez from Tubac shows a student how to use a fire extinguisher. Photos/Suzanne David
Students in the University of Arizona’s Med-Start program students attended a “trauma day” program hosted by the Tubac Fire Department at station No. 3 on June 17.
During the program, the 36 students rotated through a series of stations set up by members of the Tubac, Rio Rico and Green Valley fire departments that included ambulance operations, using a fire extinguisher, using extrication tools, fire engine operations, venomous snake information, and helicopter operations (LifeNet).
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