US Masters students learn about UK emergency preparedness at the FSC

Students from Georgetown University, Washington DC, spent four days at the College as part of a weeklong module studying the UK approach to emergency preparedness. The students are studying for an Executive Masters Degree in Emergency Disaster Management with one of the modules looking at the handling of disasters outside the US.

While at the College, the 50 students spent time in the classroom but also had the opportunity to practice team working, leadership and problem solving skills when taking part in a series of search and rescue scenarios.

Dr Ron Ruffing, a paediatric specialist based in Detroit said “This has been a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to look at the UK approach. Going forward I hope to be able to share my own medical experience with first responders and to take back my learnings to my own hospital.”

Mark Taylor,from Artemis Training, who facilitated the visit said “Visits like this help to develop the reputation and image of the College internationally. Demonstrating the quality of the training, facilities and lecturers from the UKFRS and showing that this is the place to come for training and development in fire and rescue, and emergency disaster management.”

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