Del Mar College first responder students got an up-close look at what it's like to work for an air ambulance service, local news outlets reported. A HALO-Flight helicopter landed on the West Campus in Corpus Christi, Texas, where approximately 80 students waited eagerly to learn from the crew.
Crewmembers gave the paramedic and emergency medical services students an inside view on their jobs and on how helicopters help them save lives. Students also learned how to set up landing zones and how to safely use air medical transport.
HALO-Flight Education Director Ryan Kelley led demonstrations and orientations on landing and takeoff, which students at Del Mar College have the opportunity to see in action.
According to its website, HALO-Flight and Del Mar College have a partnership that goes beyond on-campus demonstrations. Students in the final semester of the paramedic program have the option to take on a field internship with HALO-Flight while riding with the air ambulance.