Wildland firefighters to visit Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Source: Intermountain Farm & Ranch
  • Published: 11/07/2019 12:00 AM

Wildland firefighters were scheduled to visit the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, to meet with student doctors and discuss how to manage their unique healthcare needs. The intent was to expose ICOM medical students to wildland firefighting, to see the equipment used by these firefighters and to learn about smokejumpers and hotshot crews. “I have no idea what the difference is between a smokejumper, a hot shot, or a repeller, but the fact remains that as medical professionals, any of these wildland firefighters could end up in our office, emergency room or hospital floor,” said student doctor Matthew Engle. “That’s why ICOM’s Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine Clubs are working together to host this important event.”


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