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New Trucks Helping Save Lives in Rural North Dakota

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Thanks to a grant from the Leona and Harry Helmsley Charitable Trust, four new medical training trucks are now helping better educate rural first responders.

The trucks are split into three areas, a trauma ER room, an ambulance, and a control room. The truck can simulate any type of medical environment and manikins that can talk and even react to pain and medication help simulate a real life environment.

The set up is identical to what you would see in an ambulance or ER and students have access to all the supplies or drugs they normally would. The four trucks are split throughout the state with one residing in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Bismarck.

Trinity, Altru, St. Alexius, Sanford Bismarck, Sanford Fargo and Essentia are all hospital partners with the new trucks. Each truck has a team made up of medical professionals from the partnering hospitals that head out to the rural comminutes and train first responders.

Any community can request to have the truck come to them for free, to schedule the truck you can call 701-777-5619.

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