Helicopter demonstration presented to LCCC paramedic students

Members of the Geisinger LifeFlight crew and the Nanticoke Fire Department presented a safety briefing and helicopter demonstration for students in the Luzerne County Community College emergency medical technician and paramedic programs. Topics included helicopter landing safety, criteria for launching, and loading/off-loading of patients. At the seminar, from left, first row, are: Bryan Shepard, Hawley, flight nurse, LifeFlight; Catherine Hewston, Dingman’s Ferry, paramedic student; Brittany Schwartz, Kingston, EMT student; Joseph Chiumento, Jenkins Township, paramedic student; Tiffani Malinowski, Hunlock Creek, EMT student; Karen Piantini, Wilkes-Barre, EMT student; Brian Tate, Honesdale, EMT student; Jeffrey Klecha, Kingston, EMT student; and Darlene Murawski, Exeter, clinical coordinator, EMS, LCCC. Second row: Brian Krahel, Wilkes-Barre, flight paramedic, LifeFlight; Scott Walters, Dallas, pilot, LifeFlight; Jimmy DeRoach, Charlotte, NC, EMT student; Shawn Maher, Swoyersville, EMT-P student; Jack Morgan, Danville, EMT-P student; Richard Smith, Kingston, paramedic student; Brandon Grohowski, Wilkes-Barre, EMT student; Mark Ercolani, Laflin, program director, EMS, LCCC; Justin Gildea, Nanticoke, Nanticoke Fire Department; and John Zegarski, Jr., Nanticoke, Nanticoke Fire Department.

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