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First Responder Program

The First Responder program was developed by the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the BC Ambulance Service in order to train firefighters and police officers in emergency medical care.

First Responder was created to ensure that a person in distress receives proper medical attention in a timely manner. Do not be surprised to find that in the event that 9-1-1 is called for an ambulance the fire department responds as first responders to assist the ambulance paramedics.

Langford Fire Rescue actively participates in a number of courses through the Justice Institute, including First Responder. Department members are certified as First Responder III with AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) and Spinal Management endorsements.

These courses must be re-certified every three years with the exception of the AED endorsement, which is re-certified every six months. Langford Fire Rescue includes the First Responder Program in its weekly training to ensure the skills of our firefighters are up-to-date with developing technology, techniques, and protocols.

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