Record Number of First Nations First Responder Graduates Recognized in BC
Island: Huuyaaht First Nation: Amelia Vos, Kristen Young, Don Prevost; Quatsino: Ryan Nelson, Henrietta Charlie, George Nelson jr, Arthur Nelson, Ditidaht, Leslie Cook, Penelakut, Glenda Charlie, Mike Charlie, Stacy Crocker, Eleanor Edwards, Ehattesaht, Charles John; Pauquachin: Addie Horn; Dzawada'enuxw: Peter Coon; Tla-o-qui-aht Nation: Daniel Audet, Ka:'yu:'k't'h', Leroy Jack, Ravyne Cox, Tsartlip, Chase, Bartleman; Ucluelet: Lance Williams.
The First Nations Health Authority is celebrating a record number of graduates from the First Nations First Responders program.
The graduates included representatives from a number of Nations on Vancouver Island, including Quatsino and Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’.
Spokesperson Brennan MacDonald says 118 graduates have received their certification this year.
MacDonald says the program was developed in partnership with the Red Cross.
Through the program, community staff and/or volunteers are being trained and licensed to provide pre-hospital emergency care, enhancing capacity directly in their own community to save lives.