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August 24, 2004

Albany- It's hard to train to be a paramedic without ever working in an ambulance.

That's why Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is donating this 1994 model ambulance to Albany Technical College.

They handed it over today. It was a critical care unit ambulance, which means it's a laboratory on wheels. More importantly, it will give students the chance to have the experience of working in a moving ambulance before they're on the job.

"They can actually see the movement of the needle on a persons arm while they're trying to establish these life saving therapies that they can perform, " said Charles Proctor, the paramedic instructor at Albany Tech. "It adds that degree of difficulty that we can do here at the school before they actually get to a place where they have to do it in the line of duty."

When it was new, the ambulance was worth $192,000. The hospital donated one to Darton College three years ago.

posted at 4:14 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com