“Interesting” is how we would describe this cycle ha. Juniors are crushing through their EMT course with their CPR Basic Life Support certification and Sophomores are entering the world of forensics. No CPR dummies were hurt in the making of this cycle. Some students were lost however due to being smothered by evidence take. So fun
Lifestar helicopter visited Vinal CJPS today! The students had a lesson on proper landing zone setup and then watched it put to the test! The Lifestar crew was amazing and spent an hour answering all the student questions and showing them their equipment. Our friends at Middletown Fire were amazing as always helping support our shop, set up the landing zone, and talk with the students. THANK YOU LIFESTAR AND MIDDLETOWN FIRE!!!
All CJPS students receive their HAZMAT Awareness certification although they receive training almost to the operations level! Students must first treat a patient by solving puzzles and then stop the chemical leak! A special thanks to Charlie’s Water Tanker for helping us out year after year.
CJPS goes to Foxwoods! Students got to see all the newest equipment, vehicles, and so much more like pig lungs, stop the bleed manikins, and breaching doors. A HUGE thank you to the University of New Haven for providing all of our students lunch!!
As part of the CJPS Juniors’ EMT program, we regularly hold our lectures at CCSU for a change of atmosphere during these intense and grueling lessons. Today, as a special treat, the CCSU Criminology Department and the CCSU CJ Club students hosted us for a Taco Party!! There was a DJ, free swag, some program alumni reunions, and a ton of fun. Woo hoo! Tacos!! As a reminder, all CJPS students receive 3-free, fully transferable, credits from CCSU for Intro to Criminal Justice!
All four CJPS Programs (Vinal, Bullard-Havens, Prince, and Windham Tech), 105 students, and 6 buses all came together to help the FAA, New Haven FD, East Haven FD, and Homeland Security for a mock plane crash. It was an amazing training! As a reminder, we are always available to outside agencies to help with training drills!
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Sure, everyone knows how to use a fire extinguisher... but do you really? Students emptied a few fire extinguishers to see how they feel and the extent to which they can be used. Each extinguisher has a surprising amount of dry chemical inside and is able to extinguish large fires.
September is National Disaster Preparedness month and CJPS is on it! As part of the students' training for emergency preparedness, they were given a challenge to build their ideal disaster preparedness kit for a family of four in a "typical New England October." The kits were amazing! Special thanks to Mr. Cruickshank's dad of the Hamden CERT team, Staff Sgt. Allie Guerra of the CT Air National Guard, and CT State Trooper Tim Haroian for being our panel judges. At the end of the competition, the winning student (Apollo) had their dream $650 disaster kit PURCHASED for them courtesy of the Cruickshank Family. NICE JOB!
Some shop fun and ridiculousness... as usual. Some welcome back to school activities as well such as getting to know you "speed dating" and sophomore/junior egg toss! Fun times!