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May 14, 2013

EMT Students Dodge Paintballs During Rescue Training

Emergency medical technology (EMT) students at San Jacinto College in Houston were plenty busy recently learning proper procedures for a rescue demonstration all the while dodging flying paintballs.

It was part of a training exercise that points to the importance of communication and teamwork, even during the heat of a scenario like a shooting or bombing. San Jacinto College North (there are two programs, North and Central) instructor and Army veteran, Ali Shah said the paintball exercise is a “watered down” version of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care course that soldiers experience in the military.