Operation Urban Rescue Serves as a Training Opportunity for EMTs

On April 5th, Unitek Education hosted Operation Urban Rescue, a mass-casualty simulation designed to prepare emergency medical services for future disasters. Operation Urban Rescue aimed to prepare the community of Fremont, California for future disasters by incorporating military, civilian, and student emergency medical services into one giant training event.

To mimic the response required for a large-scale catastrophe, Operation Urban Rescue featured a huge  disaster area, two scenario hospitals, an active ambulance circuit, dynamic extraction lanes, and a dedicated helicopter landing zone. More than 600 people participated in Operation Urban Rescue, including 32 government agencies, 264 volunteer patients, 40 medical instructors, and 245 military personnel. Participants responded to an armed insurgent threat, improvised explosive devices, hazardous materials, critical medical conditions, and a massive disaster scene.

Unitek Education’s EMT students were able to participate in Operation Urban Rescue, gaining first-hand knowledge about treating critical injuries in a disaster setting. Students worked alongside instructors and military and civilian personnel to treat simulated injuries in the field. They also had the opportunity to transport patients to helicopters for further medical care at Washington Hospital. Intensive training events like Operation Urban Rescue help students to become the elite EMTs that go on to serve our community.

Operation Urban Rescue was a huge success for everyone involved. The Mas-Cal Training exercise provided a unique opportunity for military and civilian personnel to train together in the field while serving as a training exercise for Unitek Education’s EMT students. Operation Urban Rescue demonstrates that preparation is essential for providing the best medical care during a disaster.


For more information about Operation Urban Rescue, please visit mascaltraining.com.
For more information about Unitek Education’s 14 Day On-Ground Training, please visit unitekeducation.com/emt-training/.

The Ideal EMT

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What are the personality traits of the ideal EMT?

If you are considering a career in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), you have come to the right place. This post will explore the pros and cons of EMS. The Emergency Medical Services field is growing rapidly right now. It is an exciting time to be a part of it. But even on a personal, day-to-day level, EMS is an exciting career field. People in the EMS field, first and foremost, take care of people in their most urgent time of need. Providing this type of urgent and immediate care is very rewarding. People in the EMS field do have routine work as well, but it is often minimal. The exciting part is being dispatched on a call, because no one ever really knows what to expect. If you are looking for a dynamic workplace, an avenue in which to serve the community at large, and are both physically and mentally fit, a career in EMS may be perfect for you.

Dynamic workplace – The EMS field is one of the most dynamic workplaces there is. Every call is different. Every scene is new. Every patient is unique. As an EMT, you will never be bored at work, because work is never the same from day to day. A career in the EMS field is truly dynamic. If you want a job that is always changing and keeps you on your toes, you might be an ideal EMT.

Service to the community – Being in the EMS is being in service to the community. Everyone calls 911 during an emergency. Everyone calls you. As an EMT you have the duty to serve them to the best of your ability. Many EMTs say this is the most rewarding aspect of their career. EMTs live and breathe to serve others, and get paid for it. Service is of the up-most importance in the EMS field. If you want a job where serving others is literally in the job description, you might be an ideal EMT.

Physical and mental fitness – Working in EMS is by no means a desk job – you are constantly on the go, and because of this, physical fitness is paramount to stellar job performance. Mental health is also extremely important. More often than not, you will be meeting people in great distress. You will have to remain calm yourself, in order to help your patients calm down. You will also be called to some horrific scenes. It is hard for anyone to witness tragedy, but EMS personnel are faced with it more than most, and have to cope with it in healthy and productive ways. If you want a job where your limits will be tested, you might be an ideal EMT.

In conclusion, a career in the Emergency Medical Services can be a rewarding life’s work. There are many fields to go into once entering the EMS: ambulance personnel, Fire or Police Departments, the military, hospitals that offer EMS care, the possibilities are limitless. After you complete your EMT training, you can decide where you want to take it and what you want to do.

Next Steps – If serving the community in a dynamic and ever-changing workplace sounds compelling, a career in the EMS field would probably be a good fit for you. Call our EMT admissions team and our admissions advisors will introduce you to our program, help you enroll, and work out all the other details of your training. Call 888-790-1458 to register for EMT Boot Camp* in California now!

*EMT Boot Camp Training is the portion of the EMT program which includes intensive on-campus education with daily lectures and hands-on skills labs.

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