Health-care partnership bolsters emergency response, transportation in northern Manitoba First Nations – CBC

Mar 08, 2023

Four Arrows Regional Health Authority and Keewatin Tribal Council gain 12 new EMS graduates, 13 vehicles

Leaders representing 15 First Nations in northern Manitoba are singing the praises of a new partnership, which they hope can fill some gaps in emergency service while helping their communities take control of their health care.

The agreement, between Four Arrows Regional Health Authority and Keewatin Tribal Council, covers emergency medical responder training and medical transportation.

According to a joint news release Tuesday, 12 graduates of an 11-week emergency medical responders training program received their Emergency Medical Response Certificates of Practice from the College of Paramedics Manitoba.

Another 24 students from seven First Nation communities received advanced first-aid certificates.

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