Students from College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course participated in an impactful presentation on Tuesday (May 12), helping local first responders stage an intoxicated driving demonstration at Kuna High School. Members of the CWI Workforce Development program joined the Ada County Sheriff’s Department, Ada County Paramedics, Kuna Rural Fire, and Life Flight Network in the enactment.
Kuna High School organized the presentation to educate its students about the consequences of driving under the influence. The demonstration was staged as a single car DUI accident in which a passenger was ejected from the car, another passenger was partially ejected from the back seat, and the driver was unhurt but intoxicated. CWI students participated in groups providing care to the injured passengers.
The enactment also allowed the CWI students a tremendous opportunity to train with professionals in a real world scenario. They put classroom skills to work as they stabilized and transported the victims. In addition, the students were able to spend time with the paramedics reviewing equipment and tools throughout the ambulance.
Thank you Kuna High School and the participating first responder organizations for inviting the CWI EMT program to be involved. It provided invaluable experience for students while allowing the opportunity to support a great community service.