Students in the Canyon
Springs Health Careers
Academy (HCA) got an
eye-opening look at health
careers they might want to
pursue that provide a break
from office work.
recent field trip to the Palm
Springs Aerial Tram and
Taquitz Peak, HCA seniors
learned about the health
career opportunities and
for employment with the
Palm Springs Emergency Medical Services and the National Park Service.
Facio (rescuer) and Kimmy Zapata (patient) get hoisted into the air by their HCA peers
to learn some of the duties of EMTs and rangers employed through the Park Service.
They also learned about the equipment those responders have to pack into the back
country to treat symptoms and injuries related to hypothermia, falls, heart attacks and the
many other health-related issues specific to high altitudes and cold temperatures.
informational trips like these are just one of the reasons the CSHS HCA was
honored recently as one of the very best high school career academies in