Friendswood High School recently received a simulated ambulance to help fully launch its emergency medical technician program. The simulator was installed Jan. 25.
The district’s EMT courses are new for the 2020-21 school year and were approved by the board of trustees in August. FHS health science teacher Carla Burris had been campaigning for the ambulance simulator since fall 2019, before the course was formally introduced, according to a Friendswood ISD Education Foundation press release.
Burris and Ashley Adair, the education foundation’s executive director, applied for and received a 2020 UTMB President’s Cabinet Award to fund the $50,000 simulator, per the release. The grant is the first of its kind for the foundation, Adair said in the release.