“Can you picture yourself providing medical aid to a sick child during an international crisis; traveling the world as part of a disaster response team; or helping to save a life here at Wheaton?”
That’s the question the Office of Health and Wellness posed last spring, seeking to create a team of students trained to be emergency medical technicians (EMTs) when the need arises on campus, or anywhere else.
Twenty students answered yes. So, this fall the college launched its first-ever Wheaton Emergency Medical Service team, under the guidance of Associate Dean for Health and Wellness Craig Andrade. Safety Program Consultants, Inc., and Norton Fire-Rescue personnel have been training the students (photos depict drill). All members of the team were required to complete a state-accredited EMT course and pass the state’s practical and written certification exams.