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EMT rodeo wrangles services into competition


USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom The emergency medical team from Fort Sam/Houston, Texas, crawls through an obstacle course as part of the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo. The EMT Rodeo is a competition in which EMT teams from across the United States and Germany test their skills in various events that simulate real life scenarios.

The 27th Special Operations Medical Group sponsored the 2011 Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo on Sept. 10 at Cannon Air Force Base.

This was the fifth consecutive year the competition has been held here, and featured different EMT scenarios ranging from medical trauma to EMT jeopardy.

Also included in the event was a Commando Challenge obstacle course, where EMTs evacuated a patient, performed a liter carry and low crawled through a sand pit while under fire.

“The purpose of the event was to showcase the EMTs and what they can do,” said Tech. Sgt. Aramis Cede


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