FWFD shows off new life support simulator

The Fort Wayne Fire Department purchased a simulator that it hopes will improve the department's EMS training.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Fire Department has a new member.

Sort of.

The department on Thursday unveiled a newly purchased “advance life support simulator” at the Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing. It cost the department $12,000.

The life support mannequin allows for realistic EMS training on patient care, the department said. It is outfitted with a variety of possible wounds.

What’s more, it has a pulse, its chest moves and it can even yell.

“The fire department … is excited about the realism it will bring to the departments EMS training,” the department said in a release.

The simulator will be used to train new recruits as well as current paramedics and firefighters.

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