Kindersley has access to a full-service Emergency Response Team, including ambulances, EMT's, and more than 100 First Responders in the Heartland Health Region .
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are provided by professional health care workers and include initial assessment, treatment, stabilization, and transfer to appropriate care centres. Heartland Health Region provides EMS throughout the region with 27 emergency vehicles and approximately 130 staff comprised of full-time, part-time, and casual personnel, including:
- Emergency Medical Responders (EMR)
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
- Emergency Medical Technicians - Advanced (EMT-A)
- Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedics (EMT-P)
Emergency Medical Services also includes community programs such as baby-sitting courses, car seat safety clinics, and drug/alcohol awareness programs.
Calling 9-1-1 in Saskatchewan accesses all emergency services, including EMS, Fire, and RCMP. MD Ambulance, located in Saskatoon, dispatches all EMS calls in the Heartland Health Region.
Heartland Health Region has approximately 100 First Responders who represent the front-line volunteers in the Emergency Medical Services team. First Responders are local volunteers who maintain advanced First Aid and CPR training that prepares them to deal with traumatic physical injuries as well as serious medical emergencies until ambulances arrive on the scene. First Responders assess injuries and illnesses and initiate emergency treatments prior to the arrival of the ambulance. They work closely with EMS personnel to provide the public with prompt and efficient care in times of emergency. For more information on becoming a First Responder, contact Krista Koenders, Director of Emergency Medical Services with Heartland Health Region at 306-948-3323, ext. 273 or firstname.lastname@example.org .