Claremore Daily Progress

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July 15, 2013

EMS students get practical with real ‘ambulance’



 Brull rigged the ambulance’s electrical system to power internal and exterior lights as well as the ambulance’s suction system. Cameras will be mounted inside, which will run real-time video to a 42-inch television mounted to the ambulance exterior so students can observe training exercises without having to jockey for space at the rear doors. The video also can be networked to remote locations, if the action need to be viewed off-campus.  Brull’s work on the project has been entirely pro bono. He donated the television for the side of the ambulance. “I just want to make the program as good as it can be for the students who come after me,” he said. “If you wanted real-world training before, you had to go outside. Now we are bringing the real world to the classroom.”  
Ohman praised Brull’s extraordinary work ethic. “To put in that much time and effort, when you are already studying and working full time, it really speaks to his character. His community service serves as an example to his classmates.” 
Even before the ambulance project, Brull always raised his hand when it came time for volunteers, Ohman said. The dedication earned Brull the Chris Rose EMS Leadership Award, which recognizes a student in each year’s graduating class for outstanding leadership and service.  Brull graduated from the RSU paramedic program this spring and is will continue his nursing studies at NEO A&M in Miami. In order to make accommodate his class schedule, he’s had to move to the midnight shift at his job. He says he’ll have to nap twice a day rather than sleep a full 8 hours at a time. 
That’s OK, Brull said, he plans to finish what he started, just as he did with the ambulance project. “It’s like anything else,” he said. “You can make it happen if you want to.”

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