The Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District (RFPD) delivered a reserve ambulance to the Sisters School District for use in the high school’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Science program.
The ambulance was surplus to the district’s needs and will provide the students an opportunity to simulate treating injured patients in a realistic environment.
Sisters High School teacher Heather Johnson is the lead EMS instructor and program coordinator. The Sisters High School Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Program relies on establishing and developing industry partnerships. The High Desert Educational Services District Career Technical Education (CTE) department provides funds for equipment, teacher training and student training through the federal Perkins Act. Ray Hasart and Brook Rich from CTE have been instrumental in providing assistance to the program.
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) has worked closely with the High Desert Education Service District and Sisters High School to provide college credits for students who successfully complete the program. Students are able to earn five college credits for Introduction to EMS and Communication and Documentation.