A pair of Pflugerville ISD EMT students were recently honored by Georgetown and Pflugerville fire departments for their lifesaving efforts.
Students Clara Buwule and Abbi Hinds on Wednesday received certificates of recognition from Georgetown Fire Department and challenge coins from Travis County Emergency Services District No. 2/ Pflugerville Fire Department.
Buwule, as an EMT student, in March applied chest compressions to a patient at Seton Medical Center Williamson, helping to keep that person alive. She is a senior at Hendrickson High School.
The following month Hinds arrived with Georgetown paramedics at a nursing home to find a staff member performing CPR on a patient, who became unresponsive. A student EMT, Hinds was among those who performed CPR until the patient became responsive. She is also a senior at Hendrickson.
The students take classes in the Pflugerville ISD Career and Technical Education Healthcare Therapeutic-EMT program. Students learn about and hone emergency medical skills in the campus laboratory, participate in hospital ER rotations and on-duty ambulance rides and can earn a National Registry EMT certification for free.