Learnapalooza is a free fun family event that has been put on by the West Des Moines school system to encourage learning. Learnapalooza was started in 1999 to celebrate WDM community schools 25 years of community education. It is held annually in the spring. WDM EMS has participated in this event since its inception. This year, WDM EMS brought a city ambulance, as well as the pediatric truck.
Staff was on hand to give tours of the ambulances and answer questions. A Pediatric Transport Nurse from Blank Children's Hospital was also present with the pediatric ambulance.
Lifeflight also landed near the school and gave tours of the helicopter and allowed children to sit in the crewmember's seats!
Sadly, 2013 was the last year for Learnapalooza, but WDMCS has some exciting plans for the coming years!
To learn more about Learnapalooza, please visit: WDMCS - Learnapalooza