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Citrus Center renovation to benefit EMT and Paramedics programs

Submitted by on October 8, 2009 – 4:59 pmNo Comment

An unused space in the SFCC Citrus Center is undergoing renovations to create a simulation lab for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs), Paramedics, and Corporate and Continuing Education programs. The renovations include enclosing the outdoor lab, adding an air conditioner, replacing the concrete floor with tile, and lowering the ceiling.

“The simulation lab will allow us to mimic lifelike situations for our students,” said Steve Ashworth, program manager, Emergency Medical Services (EMS). “We will have an area similar to a hospital setting and an area set up like a living room to simulate a house environment. The more lifelike we can make it for our students, the better training they will receive.”

“These upgrades will also draw more students to our continuing education programs, especially our American Heart Association Training Center,” Ashworth said. The renovations are being done in-house by the SFCC Maintenance Department, and may be completed by the end of October.

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