On Thursday, Nov. 6, SLCC’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus hosted the Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Health Fair.
The event was held in the atrium of the Science and Industry Building and housed numerous emergency preparation stations.
Participants ranged from several SLCC Health Sciences Program students, AAA, Taylorsville Paramedics, and numerous community health and rescue professionals.
The booths provided glucose and blood pressure testing, CPR and dietetic instruction, as well as survival strategies.
“We are trying to give people awareness [of what to do] in a disaster situation and [how] to keep somebody out of pain,” says Maitland Wiren, a ski patroller and Emergency Medical Technician for the UofU Emergency Room.
Wiren demonstrated several types of wraps and splinting techniques, including a special moldable splint, which can easily form to various body areas, such as limbs, to stabilize injuries prior to receiving medical attention.
Many of the Health Sciences students who helped with the fair are attending SLCC as part of larger goals to enter the medical field.
Wiren has attended SLCC for three years in order to take vital medical classes.
“I’ll be more than halfway through biology, with the intention of going to med school,” says Wiren.
For more information about the Health Science Program, visit http://www.slcc.edu/hs.