WINNIPEG — A new class of 12 advanced care paramedics have entered the life-saving workforce.
During a ceremony on Friday at Robert A. Steen Community Centre, the paramedics officially completed their three-year program, offered by the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.
The class is made up of eight WFPS paramedics and four paramedics from Regional Health Authorities across Manitoba, including Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, Prairie Mountain Regional Health Authority and Southern Health-Santé Sud.
The program consisted of classroom, hospital and field training to achieve the highest level of paramedic training available in Manitoba.
“The scope of frontline emergency medical care is always changing and our newly graduated ACP paramedics have received the very best in Canadian Medical Association-accredited training,” said WFPS Chief John Lane.
“I am confident that the addition of these graduates’ new skills to agencies across the province will be of immediate benefit to the public. I congratulate the graduates for their dedication and success in completing their ACP training.”