FSW receives free ambulance for emergency services program
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the first time, Florida SouthWestern State College has its very own ambulance.
The ambulance was donated to the school’s emergency services program, a so-called breeding ground for Southwest Florida EMTs and paramedics.
As part of the course, students will now use the truck for real life scenario-based training.
“Working in a confined space, doing real life patient care, our plan is to do a baby delivery with one of our high tech simulations in here, and we are very excited about this,” said program director Joseph Washburn.
“I think it’s awesome. I think it’s a great way for us to play around and see what real life is going to be like when we get out of the classroom,” said student Ron Villanueva.
Collier County EMS donated the truck to the school.
An FSW art student created the design. The local company Signarama then wrapped the truck for free.