Aurora Fire Rescue steps up medic training with repurposed ambulance

  • Source: Grand Junction Sentinel - Metered Site
  • Published: 06/12/2024 12:00 AM

Traveling at speed and hemmed in by an arsenal of equipment, the back of an ambulance is hardly the ideal place to provide life-saving medical care. However, it’s the environment paramedics find themselves in every day, as they rush injured and dying patients through traffic to hospitals and make the most of their limited space and gear. Aurora firefighters, too, may find themselves in the back of an ambulance as they hand patients off to Falck Rocky Mountain crews — a circumstance that Aurora Fire Rescue hopes to better prepare its members for with the help of a new, fully-equipped training ambulance. “Most of the time we get there without an ambulance, and so we’re trying to train all of the way through showing up on scene with our kits, starting the call, having the ambulance show up and then getting in the back of the ambulance and working in the back,” Aurora Fire Rescue medic and field instructor Amber Dawson said.


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