“Trauma and Treatment” event will take place January 13 and 14

(London, Ontario) - Fanshawe students and employees will participate in emergency training exercises at the College’s London Campus (1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.) on Friday, January 13 from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, January 14 from 1 to 8 p.m. 

Known as “Trauma and Treatment,” the event will feature a variety of simulated emergencies, with students participating as both responders and patients under the supervision of faculty and staff. As some scenarios will take place outdoors, passersby may see realistic-looking emergency situations outside the College. 

Second-year students in Fanshawe’s Paramedic program will respond to emergency calls and provide onsite assessment and treatment of patients, played by students in the Acting for Screen and Stage program. More than 150 students from programs across the College will participate, including 911 and Public Safety Communications, Office Administration, Respiratory Therapy and Nursing

“By participating in Trauma and Treatment, students who will soon be on the front lines of emergency response have the opportunity for hands-on training in a controlled environment,” says Chris Slabon, faculty member in Fanshawe’s Paramedic program and one of the lead organizers of Trauma and Treatment. “Students from multiple programs will collaborate with each other as they respond to realistic emergency situations, just like how they will collaborate with colleagues in their careers.” 

Community partners, including London Health Sciences Centre, paramedic services from Oxford and Norfolk Counties and London Fire Department will also participate, giving students a valuable experiential learning opportunity that will prepare them for careers in emergency response.