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As we honour and celebrate our 50th year of caring for British Columbians, we are proud to look back on half a century of caring, and to share some of the incredible stories that have brought us to where we are in 2024.
Understanding our history helps us appreciate where we have come from, an where we're going as we progress into the future.

As we move through our 50th anniversary year this page will be updated regularly with the stories, tales and history of the BC Ambulance Service as we moved from a disorganized mosaic of private, public, and charitable ambulance services around BC and evolved into one of the world's largest pre-hospital paramedic organizations, providing care to 5 million British Columbians spread across nearly 1 million square kilometers of city, farm-land, mountains, and ocean.

To the right of this text is a gallery featuring images, newspaper articles, and other content, as well as a "Stories" menu, providing an in-depth look at our history.



Supporting the community with everyday care and extraordinary service<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/Lee%20outside.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Supporting the community with everyday care and extraordinary serviceLee Cook's work and leadership as a community paramedic plays a particularly crucial role because Fort Nelson is located in the corner of northeastern B.C., a region that is both vast and isolated from major population centres.
05 - Shifting Culture05 - Shifting Culture
04 - Moving Patients, Moving Mountains04 - Moving Patients, Moving Mountains
03 - Survivor, Mother, Warrior03 - Survivor, Mother, Warrior"All the men worked in the bush, so basically it was all women [at the station] ..."
02 - The road to 197402 - The road to 1974
01 - Introduction01 - Introduction

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