Hangtown motocross

Medical Assistant Students Work with TLC for a Rare Training Experience

From May 17-19, MTI Medical Assistant students seized the opportunity to serve alongside paramedics and EMTs at the annual FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic, one of the toughest motocross races in the world.

The FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic marked the opening round of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, which attracts competitors and sponsors from all over the globe. This race in particular has been running longer than the Championship Series itself, and victory here remains one of the most coveted wins of the 12-race cup. The competition has two main classes of events for both women and men, the premier 450 Class and the 250 Class for the pack of rising motocross stars.

Together with the TLC medical staff, MTI students treated everyone in the stadium who needed assistance, including racers, staffers, and spectators for injuries ranging from collision trauma to sunburns. With over 32,000 people in attendance, this was quite the responsibility to say the least. TLC has also offered MTI Medical Assistant students the chance to volunteer for other special events (which include motocross races, football games, cheerleading events, festivals, rodeos, roller derby, MMA fights, drag races, and off-road races) or even tag along during ambulance rides.

Students also lent a hand with logistics, helping at the ticket counter and with the food service.

TLC Ambulance and Medical Transport has been a major presence in Northern California since 1999, and they frequently provide Emergency Medical Services for community events.

Volunteers manned the First Aid Stations for the two days of practice runs as well as the action-packed main event on Saturday when all actual competitions were held. After being patched up by the TLC team and our student volunteers, the motocross racers were all set to go on to the next round held a week later in Wortham, Texas.