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To prepare students to enter the exciting career field as a first responder; to provide realistic and memorable training with modern equipment and supplies

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Hands on patient care and learning

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School:
Pinellas Park High School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Dale Koning 
 
GregTaylor 
Students Impacted:
300 
Grade:
9-12 
Date:
February 13, 2014

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

The PInellas Education Foundation - $1,000.00

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Goal

To prepare students to enter the exciting career field as a first responder; to provide realistic and memorable training with modern equipment and supplies 

 

What will be done with my students

As a senior project, First Responder students will prepare for and respond to a mock disaster at Pinellas Park High School. In our second year, seniors will practice what they have been learning over the 4 year program. They will triage, treat and transport underclassmen prepared as victims. Those students not directly involved as a responder or victim will watch, evaluate and take the chance to see over 20 apparatus from the first responder community who partner with us for this massive undertaking, including Bayflite Helicopter, St. Pete/Clwr Airport, Fire Departments, Sunstar EMS, Pinellas County Emergency Communications and Hazmat team. Local donors include Joe’s Towing and Salvage who donates a school bus and cars to extricate victims.  

 

Benefits to my students

This is a one-of-a-kind program that provides a training only seen by those in the first responder field. Our students get to see what it takes to plan and execute a level 3 mass casualty disaster. Students are expected to operate independently, performing drills including, patient triage and treatment, firefighting, hazardous materials decontamination, communications, and search and rescue. This experience gives the student first-hand knowledge of disaster response. 

 

Describe the Students

Most of our students come from working class socio-economic backgrounds who are interested in public service as a career. Our school is a Title 1 school. We have a balanced ethnic and racial mix that reflects the community around the county. We require a 2.3 academic grade point average for 6th, 7th and 8th grades and stanines of 5 or higher in reading and math on the FCAT norm-referenced test or on a comparable standardized non-referenced test for grades 6 and 7.  

 

Budget Narrative

In order to have realism in our program, we must create “injuries” for our students to treat. We must continually purchase consumable supplies that students only use once during the final exercise. Therefore, we need moulage and supplies to treat the wounds. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 triage kit supplies $525.00
2 multi-trauma supplies $475.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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