Press Releases

NCC Adds Classroom Ambulance Simulator & Training Mannequin


Nash Community College has added an in-classroom ambulance simulator “SimRig” and high-fidelity training mannequin to its training props for Emergency Medical Services students. The ambulance simulator is located inside the Continuing Education and Public Services building located on the south end of campus. The new equipment adds to the college’s existing ambulance, classroom space and training field.

The high-fidelity simulation mannequin incorporates computer hardware that can be programmed to allow the highest level of instruction to Emergency Medical Services students as they practice and respond to a variety of scenarios to replicate what they would encounter in the real world. NCC’s training is tailored to meet the needs of students in degree and continuing education EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs.

The new simulator will also allow for tailored training specific to treatment areas identified as critical by local peer review committees and will serve local agency employees’ specific needs for skill enhancement. During the pandemic, the equipment will be utilized as another option to bridge gaps in clinical and field opportunities when hospital or EMS partners cannot sustain student internships. The SimRig purchase was made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

For more information about NCC’s EMS programs, please call 252-451-8355.