TRAINING OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC
It is very important that the citizen be educated and trained in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) since they are very important link in the survival chain, but unfortunately the weakest. Training in First Aid or CPR could potentially be used to help someone you know and maybe even a family member.
The Emergency Services staff can provide or coordinate the delivery of some courses in CPR and First Aid to the general public. Please consult the following document to determine the content and the mode for delivery of courses.
For more information about the courses, please contact Gilles Lacroix, Administrative Deputy Chief at 613-673-5139, ext 227.
MASS TRAINING IN CPR
CPR training is offered to the general public. The purpose of this training is to offer training that will be extended to all members of the participant’s family. Our goal is to have as many participants as possible learn CPR so they can be prepared to respond to a cardiac arrest, as immediate response is the first link in the chain of survival.
TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
The Emergency Services of Prescott and Russell work together with all the fire departments of Prescott and Russell and the medical community to provide a system that provides theoretical and practical first aid, cardio-respiratory resuscitation, defibrillation and oxygen therapy to our firefighters. Thus, firefighters are able to respond to emergency medical calls and stabilize or calm a patient until the arrival of an ambulance when the nearest vehicle is located more than 20 minutes away from the location of the emergency.
The Department of Emergency Services maintains control of the knowledge, evaluation of results and their implementation through the download of statistics and information collected within the defibrillators after each use.