The County of Grande Prairie has been vocal about its concerns surrounding changes to the Medical Co-Response program, and is taking action to keep the service going.
They’ve committed more than $10,000 to register Emergency Medical Responders with the Alberta College of Paramedics – a new requirement.
That means renewing the memberships of those who are currently certified, registering EMRs at rural stations, and make sure enough are registered at urban ones as well.
The province is working on introducing the new Medical First Responder program with new standards and requirements aimed at formalizing what medical care each type of first responder can province.
The County is also concerned that the regular training they do won’t count towards the credits they need.