A fly-in by emergency aircraft and a unique obstacle course were among the highlights of the annual Health & Safety Expo, held on campus on April 15 and organized by the EMT/Paramedic Department.

The morning began with a session for EMS students that taught them how to coordinate a landing zone for the aircraft. By completing the Student Observation and Ridealong (SOAR) program, students were eligible to ride in the aircraft of observers.

New this year was the Biohazard Games – an obstacle course coordinated by EMS students. Teams had to “rescue” a mannequin, which they then had to transport through a series of obstacles designed by the dental hygiene, nursing and respiratory therapy programs, as well as the Show-Me Gold officer training program. Winning teams received a traveling trophy.

Representatives from area fire and ambulance programs, law enforcement and the military were among the 40 vendors available to meet with students and the community.
Health and Safety Expo Spring 2016