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St. Lawrence College Paramedic students participate in Fire Extrication Day 2014


The second year Paramedic students recently spent a day training with the Cornwall Fire Department at their station on Second Street for Fire Extrication Day 2014.

For the morning portion, the class was split into 3 groups.  One group attended safety talks given by firefighters in relation to safety while working at motor vehicle accidents such as air bags, bumper hazards and electric hybrid cars. A second group was familiarized with fire trucks at the station and the apparatus carried on the vehicles that could be used in extrication and rescue situations. The third group was outside in the parking lot putting out small propane fires with fire extinguishers and had an opportunity at handling a fire hose as well.

After lunch with the fire crew, the firefighters and paramedic students returned to the parking lot for a staged motor vehicle accident. A donated van and small car were crashed together and paramedic student got to play of roles of trapped victims, bystanders and paramedic rescuers. The fire crew then demonstrated how they would assist them by using special power tools to obtain access.

"It was valuable training day, that we have been doing here with the Cornwall Fire Department for 7 years." said Paramedic program coordinator Daniel Shannon.

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With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 80,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.


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