Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Blackhearts Use Realistic Simulations To Practice Life-Saving Skills

  • Source: WFOR-TV CBS 4 Miami
  • Published: 09/15/2020 06:45 PM

Practice makes perfect, as they say, and that is no different for our first responders. When seconds can make the difference in a life-saving effort, it is vital they are prepared. It’s Healthcare Simulation Week, which is meant to highlight professionals who use simulation practices to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness of their jobs. In light of this, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Blackheart Extrication Team and the University of Miami Gordon Center for Simulation teamed up to give an inside look at the type of work they do. At their training center, they recreated a crash scene, where a car was flipped on its side and a person was trapped inside who needed rescuing. While it may look real, it was all just a drill. “Simulation plays a large role in improving the techniques and the hands-on skills we apply to certain situations,” said Captain Michael Ung with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.


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