• Program will begin with a short bio of the presenting EMT, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic and an explanation of the differences between the two jobs.
• Give a short timeline of advances from funeral homes running the ambulance service to trained professional organizations.
• Talk about reality versus television or movies.
• Show the truck and important equipment.
Heart of the program: This program may be tailored for three different audiences, 1st through 4th, 5th thorough 12th and 9th through 12th,
Community Helpers - 1st through 4th
• Give examples of different kinds of Community Helpers; police, fire fighters, librarians, doctors, etc. Ask what kinds would work together.
• Remind them that it takes many kinds of Helpers to make a community.
• Ask what they know about EMTs/Paramedics and correct misconceptions.
• Talk about the team work.
• Explain about the importance of calling 9 1 1 in a REAL emergency and give examples for them to choose as real or not.
• Have them work on knowing their name and address.
What’s It Like an EMS Professional - 5th thorough 12th
• Run through a call, from being dispatched to the resolution.
• Explain the specific duties of each job and why working as a team is important to any call.
• What immediate evaluations occur and why, using medical terminology with explanations in lay terms, and using equipment on medical dolls as examples.
• Explain what protocols are worked under and why.
• Give examples of obstacles to be overcome, such as language, religious or cultural differences or tense crowd situations.
• Discuss the factors considered when deciding where to transport a patient to.
• Talk about ongoing training and education.
Think Like an EMS Professional - 9th through 12th
• Speak to their training and how it prepared them to look beyond the apparent to understand the situation.
• Discuss cues and clues they look for to evaluate the patient needs.
• Protecting themselves and the community during calls dealing with communicable diseases or hazardous waste.
• Address handling the emotional needs of family and others during the call, as well as their own emotional responses.
• Talk about the importance of ongoing training and education.
In all three programs there will be a wrap up, reemphasizing important points and a call for final questions.
• Understand the importance and duties of Community Helpers
• Learn what it is like to be an EMT or Paramedic
• Hear about the career path to get into this profession
• Learn the rewards of working as an EMT/Paramedic
• Gain a basic understanding of how to respond to an emergency, until help arrives
• Get insight into how to look at situations and see what is not apparent but important
Featured National Standards:
GRADES K - 4
NSS-C.K-4.5 Roles of the Citizen
Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
2. American School Counselor Association National Standards for Students
American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for Students. A Alexandria, VA: Author.
In the area of Career Development:
Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
Please reference the National Standards provided above.