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WINGS Air Rescue visits the Boone campus

This past fall, the PA2016 students in Boone organized a one-of-a-kind educational event that generated a lot of excitement. WINGS Air Rescue landed in the high country along with Watauga County Emergency and Rescue Squad to give us a one-on-one lesson on how they operate. We were able to tour the inside of the helicopter as well as the ambulance and get to know firsthand the mechanics of each machine. The WINGS staff created hypothetical emergency scenarios and guided us through their steps in an emergency situation. We were able to learn about the importance of the individual staff roles during an emergency, down to the duties of the pilot. They even instructed us on their most successful rescue techniques, and every PA student paid close attention! This type of interactive, outside-the-box education is what makes our students so well rounded and illustrates Wake Forest’s progressive influence as a whole. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity and a chance to gain a unique educational experience! Thanks to WINGS Air Rescue, Watauga Rescue, and our classmate Tim Holcomb for organizing such an amazing event. [written by Samantha Dowless, PA2016]

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