First Responder Training
Recipient: Southside Economic Development Association
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Capacity Building
Strategy: Human Development
Description: This project was to address needs for improved public safety, partly in response to the increased traffic and industrial activity associated with the 'beetle wood' harvest. When this project was approved, there was no local doctor, nor ambulance, and a reduction in Francois Lake Ferry service made it necessary to have locally-based emergency services. In partnership with the Southside Volunteer Fire Department, this project was successful in equipping and training six Southside residents to achieve Level 3 First Responders with spinal endorsement.