Ambulance Simulator Provides Hand-On Training for Emergency Responder Students

Through K12 Strong Workforce Program funding, the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program’s (CRY-ROP) Emergency Medical Responder class at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, CA, recently received a new ambulance simulator. The ambulance simulator by Rescue Simulation Products, provides students the ability to practice tasks, procedures, and policies in an environment that truly represents the reality of the first responder workspace.

CRY-ROP’s teacher, Robert Harshberger stated, “The simulator provides a great experience for my students to practice their learned skills and gain knowledge that is true to life.” Sandy, one of Mr. Harshberger’s students said, “Using the ambulance simulator has been really helpful, because it gives us an idea of what it will be like to work in a real ambulance. It’s also helpful because it will hopefully give me a sense of familiarity when I do work in the field as an EMR.” The future of our healthcare workforce in action, to benefit our community. That’s the power of Career Technical Education.

By James Hattar, Community Recruiter/Teacher on Assignment
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP (CRY-ROP)