Glen Oaks receives ambulance for training

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of an ambulance that will assist students in emergency training, thanks to a donation from LifeCare Ambulance Service of Battle Creek.
Glen Oaks President David Devier said the college recently partnered with Michiana Healthcare to offer Medical First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses. The ambulance, he said, will provide these students with a realistic simulation of what it is like to work in emergency situations.
Meanwhile, Steve Frisbie, director of operations for LifeCare, said he is excited about the opportunity to help emergency medical service training sites in Southwest Michigan that have a need.
Frisbie said the 2006 Ford Diesel cutaway van is no longer feasible for LifeCare’s use, however, it mirrors vehicles in its fleet so the student experience should replicate what it is like to work inside an ambulance.
A ceremony to commemorate the donation will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Centreville-area school.

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