Become a First Responder – you can make a difference and help to save lives within your community.
Barriere First Responders is a not-for-profit society that provides emergency medical care to patients per the request of the British Columbia Ambulance Service. First Responders are trained to provide basic life saving procedures that are critical to patients life and safety when an ambulance delay is inevitable.
The society responds to approximately 60 calls annually in the District of Barriere and surrounding area.
The funds to run the program within the community is sourced through fundraisings, donations and grant applications.
Those interested in joining the program are invited to attend a Recruitment Orientation on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Barriere Fire Hall to obtain all the information, the training provided, and to have your questions answered.
The inaugural meeting of the Barriere First Responders Society was held on February 11, 2014 at the Barriere Fire Hall.
The society received a BC Ambulance unit at no cost to the society which serves as transportation of equipment and first responders to medical emergencies within the Barriere Fire District. However, it is not used to transport patients, but does allow First Responders to attend calls until BC Ambulance personal can arrive on scene.
Barriere First Responders Society can be contacted by calling: 250-672-9711 or 778-220-6542, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to the web at: www.bafrs.org
You can also find Barriere First Responders on Facebook.