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TCCC, Erlanger team up for A Day Out With Life Force

Lifeforce lands at TCCC

Erlanger Health Systems’ Life Force helicopter prepares to land at TCCC during the second annual A Day Out With Life Force class on August 10 at the main campus in Peachtree.

The thunderous whirring of a helicopter engine echoed throughout Tri-County Community College’s (TCCC) campus as the red, white, and blue Life Force helicopter navigated an overcast sky to touch down during the second annual A Day Out With Life Force class on August 10 at the main campus in Peachtree.

TCCC and Erlanger hold class

Shane Noe, a registered flight nurse with Life Force, showcases the medical equipment on-board the Life Force helicopter for Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers, TCCC president, during the second annual A Day Out With Life Force class on August 10 at the main campus in Peachtree.

More than 35 healthcare professionals from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia gathered for a day of training filled with lessons on stroke care, pre-hospital burn treatment, complications in pregnancy, and more.

“Through our partnership with Erlanger Health Systems, Tri-County Community College is able to provide access to crucial emergency training for our local public safety and healthcare professionals,” said Henry Angelopulos, director of public safety training at TCCC. “This class, led by experienced TCCC and Life Force medical personnel, is designed to be multi-tiered and comprehensive for all of our participants.”

Among class attendees were basic and intermediate emergency medical technicians, registered nurses, and paramedics.

“We are extremely pleased with the areas of the healthcare field represented here today,” Angelopulos said.

The Life Force helicopter landing drew an audience comprised of students, faculty, staff, community members and their families. Crewmembers explained the equipment onboard the aircraft and the necessary procedures for patient care to the audience with live demonstrations.

“When our healthcare professionals have access to continuing education classes such as this one, it produces positive results in our communities and our healthcare facilities,” Angelopulos said.

For more information regarding TCCC’s public safety training program, call (828) 837-6810.