Student volunteers celebrate showing in emergency medical service skills competition

How dedicated are the student volunteers of the University of Windsor Emergency Response Team? Dedicated enough to compete well against state-registered emergency medical technicians, says Rose Briscoe.

Community liaison officer for Campus Police Services, she takes pride in the showing of a UWindsor team in a skills competition held in Baltimore last month as part of the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation Conference.

“Our team competed against 32 teams from across the US and Canada, placing third overall,” Briscoe says. “The teams from competing universities are state-registered emergency medical technicians, but Windsor consistently does extremely well during the competitions at this annual conference.”

The Emergency Response Team provides first response medical services to the campus. A delegation of 13 members attended the Baltimore conference, learning from seminars on topics ranging from airway management to multi-trauma patients to mass casualty incidents.

Five took part in the skills competition, which measures response to scenarios based on actual EMS calls: Kyle Brown, Adam Bulkiewicz, Samantha Leahy, Andrew Peltier and Dara Tate. The Windsor team placed first in the medical and communication competitions and in the top five of the trauma situation.

Members of the University of Windsor Emergency Response Team showed their dedication with a top-three finish in a skills competition.