Keeping communities safe in Yukon
JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College
JIBC has negotiated a program delivery agreement with Yukon College to offer the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certificate program that will allow emergency medical responders to complete their studies closer to home.
“There is a keen interest from Yukon volunteer emergency medical responders to take this training,” said Doug MacKay, chair of the Education Program Committee of the Volunteer Ambulance Society. “I have nine people on a waiting list for this course – and two more names have just been added.”
There are 150 volunteers with rural Emergency Medical Services, including 88 emergency medical responders across 15 Yukon communities. Very few of these individuals have been able to complete advanced training due to the time, travel and costs involved.
The program will initially be taught by JIBC instructors who will travel to Yukon, but JIBC will also support the College’s plans to recruit and train local, accredited instructors. Read more…..