Every year, Vanderhoof paramedics support Project Heavy Duty, a SD91 program that gives students the opportunity to tour local sawmills, mines, and pulp mills and learn about career opportunities in trades and heavy equipment operation. During their two-day visit, students get hands-on experience operating heavy equipment in a local gravel pit under the guidance of instructors. Vanderhoof paramedics provide volunteer, on-site first aid support throughout the excursion.
In Burns Lake, paramedics help with the annual Project Forestry program. Last May, local paramedics volunteered as first aid support while students learned chainsaw skills and wilderness survival training.
At these annual events paramedics are also able to give safety talks to students and provide an overview about the training required to become a BC Ambulance paramedic.
Congratulations to everyone involved in supporting these events over the years!