A dozen Albion Fire & Rescue members spent several hours training in a new state of the art mobile simulator on Tuesday night, Aug. 22.
The 44-foot-long truck features a simulated hospital emergency room on one side and an ambulance module on the other. Each mobile simulation lab was staffed by licensed healthcare professionals and educators, who were able to provide guidance to the EMTs and firemen in training.
In Albion, the trainees dealt with mannequins in different scenarios, including childbirth and a child that had suffered impact trauma.
There are four simulator trucks in Nebraska, based in Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff, to provide training throughout the state.
Called Simulation in Motion-Nebraska (SIM-NE), the equipment was purchased through a leadership grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.