Military and civilian doctors come together to learn and train | WWTI

WATERTOWN, NY (WWTI) – Fort Drum Emergency Medical Services Day 2022 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 18.

The event will be hosted by Fort Drum’s Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center and the North Country EMS program agency and will provide education and training opportunities for attendees. The event will bring together military medics and civilian EMS providers to develop a working knowledge of the operations and capabilities available in both areas.

Fort Drum’s Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center provides realistic medical training for medical and non-medical soldiers. It also offers hands-on instruction in the latest battlefield trauma and critical care techniques.

This year’s event will include burn training by Fort Drum and SUNY Upstate Burn Center, as well as static and dynamic sessions with air medical. According to a press release from the organization, 30 EMS staff members are expected to attend this year’s event.

FDRHPO North Country EMS Program Agency Director Ann Smith said the event is a great way to benefit both the Fort Drum community and those who serve the public every day.

“We are continually striving to build stronger and more efficient regional emergency medical services capabilities,” Smith said. “We are delighted to be able to offer this long-awaited event again this year. It is always well followed and welcomed by our EMS community, and it is always exciting to see our military and civilian EMS providers learning and training side by side, sharing their knowledge and experiences.

The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 18 at the Training Center located in building p-1000 on Nash Boulevard in Fort Drum. Those interested in getting more information or registering for the event can do so here.

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