Heartland First Responders

Heartland First Responder Program

First Responders are a vital component of the Emergency Medical Services team. To ensure that this vital resource remains available to residents, the Heartland Health Region provides a minimum of two First Responder Courses each year.

The role of the First Responder is to work with ambulance services to provide emergency care. They ensure the EMS system has been activated, gain safe access to the patient, assess the patient’s condition and provide emergency treatment until the ambulance arrives. In rural Saskatchewan First Responders reduce the time that patients wait for initial care in the EMS system.

The First Responder program consists of 48 hours of classroom instruction that includes CPR, AED training, lectures and hands-on practical training using medical equipment. The training modules covered include anatomy, patient assessment, oxygen therapy, and medical and trauma emergencies to name a few.

If you are interested in providing this valuable service to your community, or if you would like to find out more about the First Responder Program, please contact:

Eric Blosky, First Responder Program Coordinator
1 (306) 882-2672 ext. 2234     eric.blosky@hrha.sk.ca
Jim Cheyne, EMS Care Team Manager
1 (306) 867-8676 ext. 419     jim.cheyne@hrha.sk.ca


Winter 2018

Location: Davidson

Application Deadline:  December 29, 2017

Weekend 1 January 12th 5:30pm to 10:00pm
January 13th 8:00am to 4:00pm
January 14th 8:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend 2 January 26th 5:30pm to 10:00pm
January 27th 8:00am to 4:00pm
January 28th 8:00am to 4:00pm


EMR 2018

Location: To Be Announced

**Not a Heartland Health Region Course**

Contact Chris Wiens at flowingacres@yourlink.ca for more information or to sign up!

Weekend 1 February 9th 5:30pm to 10:00pm
February 10th 8:00am to 4:00pm
February 11th 8:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend 2
February 17th 8:00am to 4:00pm
February 18th 8:00am to 4:00pm

Don’t see a course that works for you?   That’s ok!  We accept applications year round and will notify you of upcoming courses as they become available!

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

Well Wishes
To send your Well Wishes to a patient or resident in a Heartland Health Region facility please complete the information below.