Top marks for Lethbridge Fire and EMS
Members of the Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services have scored a top grade for their work.
The group attained the Emergency Medical Services Accreditation Certification from Accreditation Canada.
Over 80 policies had to be reviewed and updated to meet the requirements which were audited by two external surveyors.
The process evaluates various aspects of operation efficiency, including clinical care, emergency response, vehicle equipment and training.
Christopher Fahey, the Accreditation and Logistics Officer for the group explained how the department rolls out their fire and EMS personnel.
“It would be 14 ambulances, two either advanced care paramedics or primary care paramedics per unit and across four different platoons. So it’s quite a bit and then like you said, we are a fire and EMS service so all of our fire apparatus always have a practitioner on that as well. So an advanced care paramedic so they can do all the same skills as the ambulance as well.”
City staff said it has been five years since the L.F.E.S team last received this important certification.