EMSA unveils "kid friendly" community event unit at Big Splash
TULSA, Okla. (May 28, 2011) - The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is using a special "kid friendly" ambulance to serve as an educational ambulance to not only teach kids about what goes on in the back of an ambulance but to familiarize them with one in the event they ever need to be transported in one.
"We do dozens of community events every week in Tulsa, Sand Springs, Jenks, and Bixby, many of them are centered on children," said Chris Stevens, EMSA public information officer. "The concept was to not only educate kids and parents about the services that our paramedics provide, but to take away some of the fears that they may have about being in the back of an ambulance should they ever need to use it for a real call.
"We wanted something crawl-able, touchable, and plain old kid-friendly," said Stevens. "If they can get familiar with the ambulance in a nice friendly setting like this, it should make a potential real-life trip in one much less scary."