Heartland First Responders

Heartland First Responder Program

First Responders are a vital component of the Emergency Medical Services team. To ensure that this vital resource remains available to residents, the Heartland Health Region provides a minimum of two First Responder Courses each year.

The role of the first responder is to work with ambulance services to provide emergency care. They ensure the EMS system has been activated, gain safe access to the patient, assess the patient’s condition and provide emergency treatment until the ambulance arrives. In rural Saskatchewan first responders reduce the time that patients wait for initial care in the EMS system.

The first responder program consists of 48 hours of classroom instruction that includes CPR, AED training, lectures and hands-on practical training using medical equipment. The training modules covered include anatomy, patient assessment, oxygen therapy, and medical and trauma emergencies to name a few.

If you are interested in providing this valuable service to your community, or if you would like to find out more about the First Responder Program, please contact:

Eric Blosky, First Responder Program Coordinator
1 (306) 882-2672 ext. 2234     eric.blosky@hrha.sk.ca

Jim Cheyne, EMS Care Team Manager
1 (306) 867-8676 ext. 419     jim.cheyne@hrha.sk.ca

NEXT COURSE: Spring 2016

Location: Davidson/Craik Area
Weekend 1 June 3rd 5:30pm to 10:00pm
June 4th 8:00am to 4:00pm
June 5th 8:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend 2 June 17th 5:30pm to 10:00pm
June 18th 8:00am to 4:00pm
June 19th 8:00am to 4:00pm