Helicopter Lands, Emergency Simulation Provided for Anatomy and Physiology Students

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Upper School students pictured with Air Evac team member

It is not every day that a helicopter lands at a school. But to teach Liberty Christian’s anatomy and physiology students real-world applications of the concepts they had studied in class, an Air Evac Rescue helicopter landed on the school’s football practice field on March 18, and its staff met with students about the important role it plays in saving patients’ lives every day.

This EMS emergency simulation also included Liberty’s fifth grade students who had been studying anatomy and physiology in their science classes.

Some of the Argyle Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel also joined the Air Evac team in providing insight to students who are considering a possible medical career in the near future.

Fifth grade students Jocelyn Emison and Madison Lindsey in the helicopter

These guests shared with students how their jobs are different every day, and how doing well in school, using critical thinking skills, working as a team, and accepting the level of risk in their jobs were important for success in their positions.

“We are so blessed to be in a community of strong and courageous individuals,” said Kari Northeim, Liberty Christian Anatomy and Physiology Lab Teacher. “Our first responders are heroes, and we were so encouraged to learn about their commitment to their job and the different ways they are called to serve.”

Students were eager to learn from the pilot, nurse, and paramedics about their background, experience, why they chose their field, and what a typical workday is like for them.

On the whiteboard in the front of the class were two Bible verses that connected to all of the life skills students learned that day. One verse was from Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life,” and the other was from Philippians 1:20: “… so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”

The class time came to a close as some of the Argyle Fire and Emergency Medical Services staff was radioed out on a call, which gave students even more of an understanding into this line of work that is so needed in every city, reminded them how thankful they were for it, and gave them insight into what type of field they’d like to pursue in college to prepare for the medical profession.

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