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In case of emergency; these South Georgia Tech students are ready.

EMT students at SGTC participated in an emergency response drill on Thursday.

Americus, Ga- Students in the Emergency Medical Technician Program at South Georgia Technical College were given a chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom to a simulated emergency response drill on Thursday. 

The students, ranging from beginner to advanced, were joined by local law enforcement and first responder organizations to receive realistic and hands-on training in preparation for careers as EMT's. Students were placed in the middle of a mock mass shooting with the responsibility of treating victims with a range of injuries all under the supervision of faculty and law enforcement. 

One adjunct professor and EMT student spoke to News 3 about their experience.

"There's gonna be actual gunfire sounds. The victims in there are gonna be acting like they're really injured," says Chris Holloway, South Georgia Technical College Adjunct Professor. "And when the students first come into the gymnasium it's gonna feel like the real environment."

"It's very exhilarating, " says EMT student Tyler Daniel. "It makes you think on your toes. It puts all the stuff that you've learned into perspective and how to use it. It's wild, very wild." 

South Georgia Technical College and local law enforcement involved in today's drill are required to participate in at least two drills per year to maintain accreditation. 

 


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