ROCKFORD (WREX) — Students at a Rockford high school interested in emergency medical careers now officially have a unique resource to work with.
East High School celebrated the release of its ambulance simulator with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The simulator is a lifelike ambulance lab in the classroom and will be used with the curriculum for the medical technology class. the simulator can also help students receive emergency medical responder certifications.
“It’s actual hands-on training. It’s not all book work for the students and any time you can get kids more involved with an activity rather than sitting at a desk, they thrive,” East High School Health Science Academy Teacher Paul Kulick said.
East High School is the first high school in the area with its own ambulance simulator.