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(Photo Courtesy Rick Wiles)

Above, students in Rick Wiles’ EMS class at Artesia High School were able to get an up-close look at a medivac helicopter last week when Careflight 24 paramedic Christy Tucker and flight nurse Laurie Pittman landed Artesia’s local Agusta 119 copter at Morris Field. The Careflight crew, along with EMS crew members Andrew Sena, Preston Miles, Erik Nunez and Dakota Cornell from the Artesia Fire Department, gave students a tour of the medivac helicopter and answered questions regarding career opportunities in the emergency medical field. “It’s a humbling responsibility to care for patients in desperate situations,” said Pittman.