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Emergency services career day hosted in city

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Kimberley Emergency Services and the Department of Education hosted an Emergency Services Career Day in Kimberley on Friday at the Memorial Road Park next to the North Cape Mall.

The Kimberley Emergency Management Services demonstrated how they would attend to an accident scene during the EMS career day. Picture: Danie van der Lith

KIMBERLEY Emergency Services and the Department of Education hosted an Emergency Services Career Day in Kimberley on Friday at the Memorial Road Park next to the North Cape Mall.

Four different schools in Kimberley attended the career day, where they spoke to various people about choosing a career path when they are done with their schooling. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Four different schools in Kimberley attended the career day, where they spoke to various people about choosing a career path when they are done with their schooling.

The Sol Plaatje Fire Department, Public and Private Ambulance Services, Sol Plaatje Traffic Department, South African Police Service, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Hospital Burn Unit, Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College, as well as the Rocket Air Ambulance, all joined hands to present an action-packed educational demonstration to the youth of Kimberley.

The Rocket Air Ambulance was also on the scene to demonstrate its capabilities. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Fire trucks, police vehicles, and helicopters were on display while a demonstration was held to show how the Emergency Management Services would react to a real accident scene.

Paramedics are seen pushing a ‘patient’ to the ambulance. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Attending nurses from the Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College were used as actors after make-up was applied to them with fake injuries and burn wounds.

Make-up was applied to a nursing student to show what a burn wound would look like. Picture: Danie van der Lith
Make-up was applied to a nursing student to show what a burn wound would look like. Picture: Danie van der Lith
Make-up was applied to a nursing student to show what a burn wound would look like. Picture: Danie van der Lith

Learners and the general public interacted with the different departments, speaking to the people who were part of the Emergency Management Services.

The day turned out to be a success, even if the wind was cold and unpleasant.

The jaws of life were used to remove the roof of the vehicle during the demonstration. Picture: Danie van der Lith
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