Orange City, FL – University High School in Orange City is gearing up to host the 12th Annual EMS/Military Expo, which will give students the opportunity to meet first responders and military experts.
The expo will take place starting at 8 AM January 26 at University High School, located at 1000 West Rhode Island Ave., and will host nearly 50 federal, state, and local agencies. Approximately 3,400 students are expected to attend, according to a news release from Volusia County Schools. Those students will include University High juniors and seniors, along with students from other area high schools (DeLand, Deltona, Mainland, New Smyrna Beach, Pine Ridge, and Spruce Creek).
“University High is the only high school in the nation to host an event that provides students with a unique opportunity to meet members of the federal, state, and local programs from around the state and learn about possible future careers,” Perry Revlett, University High teacher and program director for the Volusia County EMS/Military expo says.
Students will get a chance to test the U.S. Navy’s mobile, state-of-the-art virtual reality experience by going through a series of virtual exercises. The virtual exercises will allow students to experience NAVY missions, including a high-speed water extraction of a Navy SEAL team pinned down under enemy fire. The students will be graded on their performance and will also get to speak with current U.S. Navy Sailors, participate in physical training (PT) challenges, interact with other technologies, and take photos.
The expo is also scheduled to include Florida Hospital Flight One Helicopter, Flagler County Fire Flight Helicopter, Orlando Air Care, U.S Coast Guard HH-60 (Clearwater), U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin MH-65 (Jacksonville), U.S. Navy HSM-70 (Mayport), Volusia County Sheriff’s Department’s Air One, Vietnam Pilots Association Cobra Gunship, ShandsCare and Seminole County Sheriff helicopter.
For more information, contact Perry Revlett, program director for the Volusia County EMS/Military Expo, at (386) 968-0013. A list of the participants scheduled to appear at the expo can be found below:
- American Red Cross
- Orange City Fire Department
- Armstrong State University
- Orange City Police Department
- Arnold Palmer Hospital
- Pink Truck Heels
- Bethune-Cookman University
- Seminole County Fire Rescue
- Central Florida Regional Hospital
- Southern Sprinkler
- Commemorative Air Force
- State Fire Marshall
- State of Florida Emergency Response Team
- Daytona State College EMS
- UCF College of Nursing
- DeLand Naval Museum
- United States Air Force
- Deltona Fire Explorer
- United States Army
- Deltona Fire Department
- United States Army Reserves
- Division of Forestry
- United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
- Embry Riddle ROTC
- United States Customs
- United States Marines
- Florida Air National Guard
- United States Navy
- Florida Army National Guard
- Vietnam Pilot
- Florida Department of Health
- Volusia County Animal Control
- Florida Department of Wildlife
- Volusia County Beach Patrol
- Florida Hospital
- Volusia County Emergency Operations Center
- Force 10
- Volusia County Emergency Services
- Full Sail University
- Volusia County Sherriff’s Department
- Halifax Health
- Volusia Fire Services
- Haven Hospice
- Medical Reserve Corps
- 7235th Army Reserve Medical Support
On Saturday, January 27, the community can watch the Military Branches vs. University softball game at 10 AM at the University High softball field. The game will follow the STEM Boot Camp 5K at 8 AM.
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