Children in the North Thompson Activity Centre Summer Care Program at the Barriere Ridge learned some hands on ambulance procedures thanks to a visit from local paramedics on July 31. (Dori McRae photo)

Summer Care Program for youth welcomes Barriere paramedics

First aid training for children was on the agenda July 31 at the North Thompson Activity Centre Summer Care Program at the Barriere Ridge. Paramedics, and Community Paramedicine paramedic Mikael Kjellstrom, spent a good part of the day teaching the children about the ambulances, as well as basic first aid training. The children loved learning how to do CPR on babies as well as on adults. They also learned about bandaging a wound, assisting with someone who is choking, and when to call for an ambulance.

“This was a fantastic day and we are incredibly fortunate to have these resources in our own community,” commented NTACS office administrator Dori McRae.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nine new COVID-19 cases announced in Interior Health region

The total number of cases since the pandemic started is now at 531 for the region

Blaze takes commercial building in Louis Creek Industrial Park

Firefighters, paramedics and RCMP from Barriere and Chu Chua were on scene

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells

District of Barriere Utilities Manager Ian Crosson presented a verbal report during… Continue reading

Weekend sees 267 cases, 3 deaths in B.C.; Dr. Henry says events leading to COVID spread

There are currently 1,302 active cases in B.C., while 3,372 people are under public health monitoring

Liberals seek to fast track new COVID-19 aid bill after CERB expires

Government secured NDP support for legislation by hiking amount of benefits by $100 to $500 per week

B.C. VOTES 2020: Echoes of HST in B.C. debate over sales tax

Cannabis, tobacco, luxury cars still taxed in B.C. Liberal plan

She warned her son about toxic drugs, then he was dead

Donna Bridgman’s son died at the age of 38 in Vancouver

B.C. food and beverage producers set record sales in 2019

Farmed salmon again leads international exports

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. marriage annulled because husband was unable to have sex with wife

Husband did not disclose any sexual health concerns to his wife prior to marriage

Most Read