An Indiana Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team, including a member of the Parkview Huntington EMS, won first place in the CPR competition at the EMS World Expo in Las Vegas.
The competition took place on Sept. 11 and involved 30 teams from around the world.
The Indiana team included Carl Wireman of Parkview Huntington EMS in Huntington, along with Keith Robbins, Cody Manges and Tyler Huffer, all of Multi-Township EMS in Kosciusko and Marshall counties.
The competition tested the team on time and airway management and the rate of their chest compressions. After the first round, the top 10 teams were offered a second chance to try and improve their scores.
During the second opportunity, the Indiana team improved its score by 6 percentage points, ultimately winning first place.
The EMS World Expo is an annual event that brings together EMS professionals from around the world. The goal is to offer innovative and dynamic learning and to advance EMS education.
Carl Wireman (left), a member of the Parkview Huntington EMS in Huntington, joined with colleagues (from left) Keith Robbins, Cody Manges and Tyler Huffer, all of Multi-Township EMS of Kosciusko and Marshall counties, to win first place in the CPR competition at the EMS World Expo in Las Vegas, NV.