About two dozen Orange County high school students spent a recent day getting a feel for what a typical shift might be like as an EMT.

The students spent part of the day on Wednesday, June 21, at the U.S. headquarters of Falck Mobile Health in Anaheim, a provider of emergency medical services and transportation worldwide.

Using medical manikins, the students practiced CPR, taking blood pressure, dressing wounds, techniques to stop bleeding and other potential life-saving skills.

Students also explored the inside of an ambulance and all the life-saving equipment available to EMTs in the field.

The students were participating in the United Way of Orange County’s First Responders Academy, part of the nonprofit’s Youth Career Connections, a work-based learning program that combines classroom instruction with real-world experiences by connecting students directly to employers.