VERONA — Vineall Ambulance Paramedic Jim Ano and EMT (emergency medical technician) Connor Bartlett visited Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Middle School last week to talk to students in health class, the VVS school district announced.
“We like coming here so we can let them know about the field and the benefits of being a paramedic — about helping people and giving back to the community,” said Ano.
During their visit, Ano and Bartlett described different types of jobs that EMTs can have, and talked about what types of education a person would need, the district said. They also showed students the equipment that EMTs carry with them, and demonstrated several pieces of equipment and machines that they use to help patients.
Student Torri Knight noted “It’s really cool looking at the equipment. It’s more than just a stretcher — they have a lot of things that they need to know how to use to help people.”
Health teacher Cheryl Friske thanked the EMTs for taking their personal time to present to the students.
“Not only are they getting a good understanding of an important career field, but they are also getting information on health and safety that will help them make better choices now and in the future,” she said. “We are always grateful for the support of outstanding local organizations in giving our students interesting and meaningful experiences.”