Joplin, MO (SNS) – Students in the Emergency Medical Technician and paramedic programs at Missouri Southern State University will participate in an all-day training exercise on Saturday, April 25, on campus.

“It’s a training scenario … the students will be responding to a car accident,” said Brett Peine, director of the Emergency Medical Services program. “There will be a lot of local paramedics helping and community members who have volunteered to be patients.”

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., students will respond to the “accident” and practice the skills they have learned at a series of nine stations set up in front of and inside the Julio S. León Health Sciences Center, he said. Damaged vehicles have been provided to the program to assist in creating a realistic scenario.

The vehicles will be utilized again for Sophomore Day on Tuesday, April 28. Nearly 2,000 high-school students from Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Carl Junction, Neosho and Seneca will visit campus for tours and activities. The EMS accident demonstration will be among the offerings.