Paparazzi: Huron Valley Ambulance's Citizens Academy offers an insider's view of EMS
Area residents are invited to go behind the scenes at Huron Valley Ambulance to learn about emergency medical services during this year’s HVA Citizens Academy.
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Academy participants learn how 9-1-1 medical calls are triaged and dispatched, see demonstrations of equipment and procedures used by EMS crews in the field and get trained in the latest hands-on chest compression CPR techniques. In addition, guest lecturers from local fire and police departments and HVA special operations teams share first-hand knowledge of public safety procedures.
The Citizens Academy starts on Wednesday, Feb. 1 and runs for eight consecutive Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at HVA’s headquarters at 1200 State Circle, Ann Arbor.
The academy is limited to 25 participants on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to attend. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in Washtenaw County or the following western Wayne County communities: Belleville, City of Plymouth, Plymouth Township, Sumpter Township, and Van Buren Township.
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