Heartland Health Region Emergency Medical Services
Calling 911 accesses all emergency services in Saskatchewan, including EMS, fire and police. MD Ambulance, located in Saskatoon, dispatches all EMS calls in the Heartland Health Region.
Emergency Services are provided by professional health care staff. These services include the initial assessment and triage of all outpatients, stabilization and transfer to appropriate emergency service, thrombolytic therapy, observation and stabilization.
Heartland provides emergency medical services (EMS) throughout the region with 30 emergency vehicles and approximately 135 staff comprised of full-time, part-time, and casual personnel including:
- Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)
- Intermediate Care Paramedic (ICP)
- Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
- Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
EMS is also involved in community programs like Community Paramedicine, baby sitting courses, car seat safety clinics and drug and alcohol awareness programs.
Located in west-central Saskatchewan, Heartland EMS provides emergency services to a population of 44,567 people (Source: Ministry of Health. Covered Population 2014) over an area of 41,770 square kilometers. Its major boundary landmarks include the South Saskatchewan River to the south and the province of Alberta boundary to the west. There are 57 towns and villages, 44 rural municipalities and 20 Hutterite Colonies located in the region. The region’s largest urban center is Kindersley, with a population of 5,462. Other major centers include Rosetown (3,163); Unity (3,033); Biggar (2,994); and Outlook (2,843).