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Heartland Community College is getting a new ride

NORMAL, Ill. - More hands-on training is coming to the emergency medical students at Heartland Community College. The program announced the addition of a fully-featured simulation unit to its course.

This new ambulance will allow students to practice skills like patient loading and unloading, pre hospital care and how to function in a confined environment.

"We will be able to train, have a comfortable environment and a real good positive learning environment for them to be able to do this," said John Dassow EMS Education Coordinator. "The kids will be able to get hands on experience that they can't get somewhere else and be better prepared for the future."

The school is excited about the opportunity and believes it'll help students when it comes to finding a job. HCC is one of two schools in the state to have a unit like this available for students. It will be ready for use this fall.

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