MGCCC students get hands-on experience


This morning, paramedic and emergency medical technology students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis campus got a taste of the real world.

The Rescue 5 Air Ambulance from Gulfport landed on campus and gave students a chance to work with the flight crew to set up the landing zone and practice proper approach to aircraft in both hot and cold loading situations.

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Many of the students will leave the program at MGCCC and go on to be EMTs or paramedics.  Director of Emergency Medical Sciences Dr. Ron Morgan said, “Just like in the middle of the night, if there is a scene flight, there’s a wreck on I-10 or one of those U.S. highways, students don’t need to have that be the first time they see an air ambulance. They need to have seen it in their training.”