Friday, September 5, 2008

Citizen's Academy

We got to go to Citizen's Academy again tonight, it was our Medical night... which means we had a barbeque with the fire guys, and yes they can definitely cook a mean meal! :) Then we had an intro to the Ambulance, and how they strap patients into the gurney. Then they surprised us by flying a Life Flight helicopter down for us, and we got to check that out. It was pretty cool, really tight quarters but absolutely amazing what they can do in the helicopter. The pilot was absolutely incredible, he landed the bird like placing china on the kitchen table. It was an incredibly soft landing! Then we were able to go on a ride along with the rescues. It was a 16 year old female unconscious, poss concussion from a soccer game. Michael absolutely loved it! We watched them strap her in, rode on the ambulance down to the hospital, and went in with the paramedics as they checked her in to the ER. It was pretty cool, the paramedic on the ride over took about 5 tubes of blood from the patient while we were driving! I couldn't believe he even got the needle in, the ride was soo bumpy! :D Pictures are pending...

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