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Air-Transport Crew Briefs EMS Students From Ground Up

A Life Flight crew – always made up of a pilot, flight registered nurse and paramedic, introduce students to Life Flight operations.
A Life Flight crew – always made up of a pilot, flight registered nurse and paramedic, introduce students to Life Flight operations.
Paramedic Gregg Martuccio straps a student volunteer in for transport.
Paramedic Gregg Martuccio straps a student volunteer in for transport.

A crew from Geisinger Medical Center’s Life Flight medical transport fleet made its annual landing on the Madigan Library lawn on Thursday. The crew walked students in the Operations and Rescue Practices for the Paramedic course through safety procedures around the helicopter – one of seven in the Life Flight fleet. Students learned how to prepare for a Life Flight landing at an emergency scene and protocol for transferring a patient from on-ground care to the flight crew. Several Penn College graduates have become Life Flight medics.

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