Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, MEDRILs’ EMS training apps provide training on medical procedures. The apps use the touchscreen to enable a trainee to simulate a procedure through a series of interactive instructions.
The aircraft-familiarization training instructed members of the Billings Fire Department on how to shut down aircraft, unload patients and manage the craft in the event of a hard landing or crash landing.
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