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Team Australia EMS Students Visit the U.S.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

On Monday July 17, the group of Australian paramedic students joined JEMS Editorial Staff for a tour of Strategic Operations in San Diego, a former movie studio that does special tactics and training for the military, special operations medics and civilian tactical services.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Before beginning the tour, the students were briefed by STOPS Executive Vice President Kit Lavell.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

The STOPS team conducts a demonstration of a simulated terrorist attack. In the scenario, a sniper fired an AK47 and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) near the crowd. The simulated explosion blew the leg off one “victim” (an amputee actor) and sent shrapnel into the body of another “victim” who was dressed in the STOPS trademarked “Cut Suit.”

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

The STOPS team conducts a demonstration of a simulated terrorist attack. In the scenario, a sniper fired an AK47 and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) near the crowd. The simulated explosion blew the leg off one “victim” (an amputee actor) and sent shrapnel into the body of another “victim” who was dressed in the STOPS trademarked “Cut Suit.”

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

The STOPS team conducts a demonstration of a simulated terrorist attack. In the scenario, a sniper fired an AK47 and a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) near the crowd. The simulated explosion blew the leg off one “victim” (an amputee actor) and sent shrapnel into the body of another “victim” who was dressed in the STOPS trademarked “Cut Suit.”

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

The STOPS team conducts a demonstration of their simulated Emergency Department, where they treat two "victims" of the simulated terrorist attack.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS team member Wyatt Sabo shows students the Operating Room.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS team member Wyatt Sabo gives students a tour of the Afghan village where simulated attacks take place and training of special forces occurs.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

A downed helicopter is part of the STOPS Afghan village where simulated attacks take place and training of special forces occurs.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS team member Wyatt Sabo shows students the tactical shoot house, used for close quarter combat training.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS includes a simulated ship environment.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS team member Wyatt Sabo provides instruction on special techniques for insertion of pleural decompression needles. Students practiced these important techniques under realistic conditions on a patient in a Cut Suit.

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Students practice insertion of pleural decompression needles on a patient in a Cut Suit.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students practice insertion of pleural decompression needles on a patient in a Cut Suit.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Guided by JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, students practice insertion of pleural decompression needles on a patient in a Cut Suit.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

STOPS Executive Vice President Kit Lavell briefs students on the full simulation military Osprey plane/helicopter where Military medics, corpsmen, special Operations Forces and physicians are being taught to perform surgical procedures while in flight and en route to a forward military hospital.

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The interior of the Osprey plane/helicopter where Military medics, corpsmen, special Operations Forces and physicians are being taught to perform surgical procedures while in flight and en route to a forward military hospital.

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A.J. gives the students a tour of the JEMS offices in La Jolla, Calif.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students visit the the San Diego Fire/EMS Air Operations Division.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students visit the the San Diego Fire/EMS Air Operations Division.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students visit the San Diego Fire/EMS Air Operations Division.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students visit the San Diego Fire/EMS Air Operations Division.

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Australian Students Visit Strategic Operations

Students visit the San Diego FD Marine and Lifeguard Division.

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Daniel Townson and Alan Mountford at the San Diego Fire/EMS Air Operations Division.

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Daniel Townson and JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman at the JEMS offices.