Centennial High medical academy students get first hand experience with rescue aircraft

Officers with the St. Lucie County Fire Department displayed and explained the use of the department’s Air Rescue helicopter to students in Mary Higgins’ First Responder class in the Medical Academy at St. Lucie West Centennial High School during a recent visit to the fire department’s headquarters. In addition to the presentation, students also experienced a one hour practical component with the aircraft. Pictured, front row from left, are Matthew Leo, Karen Diaz, Megan DePaola, Talia Billue, Charles Pereny, and Monica Bush. Back row, from left, are Cody Trahan, Alejandro Saez, and Dominic Martin.