Emergency Workers Compete Head to Head in EMS Competition
Less than four months after the disastrous chain reaction crash on I-75...it's not hard to imagine the scene of a deadly and chaotic car accident...with people suffering severe injuries...and less than 15 minutes for emergency workers to save their lives.
That scenario happened Tuesday...but this time, it was all staged.
EMS workers from seven area agencies competed in the first annual Critical Care Competition.
Three-man teams went through the various timed scenarios using real actors.
They were judged on their teamwork, efficiency, decision-making, and grace under pressure.
The event was organized by ShandsCair at the University of Florida.
They say this is a way to unite the EMS community.
Several said though they felt the pressure today, this helped prepare them for real emergencies.
Winners will be presented with a $250 cash prize, trophy, and plaque.
Those presentations will take place at an EMS Week Barbeque on Thursday, May 24.
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