EMS in Heartland Health Region First Responder Education

On this page you will find information about Mandatory Education Requirements and Regional Education for First Responders

Mandatory Education Requirements

Must complete all mandatory training requirements in a two year registration term to renew First Responder license. The following are the mandatory training requirements per Saskatchewan Health:

  • CPR – BLS Health Care Provider (required yearly)
  • Mechanical Aids to Breathing (including oxygen)
  • Patient Assessment
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Review of medical and trauma emergencies
Regional Education for First Responders Requirements

Must regularly attend quarterly education meetings held in the region. Meetings are held across the region in seven sites (Davidson, Outlook, Rosetown, Biggar, Kindersley, Kerrobert, Unity), all education is standardized so First Responders can attend at anyone of the seven sites and receive the same information.

  • All meetings start at 7:00pm, last 2 ½ to 3 hours
  • Meetings are spread throughout each quarter to allow easy access to education in more than one site around a First Responder
  • Each meeting also follows a standardized agenda that relays important information to First Responders
  • Each quarter is assigned a standardized education course following a two year plan that follows the First Responders registration term and covers all required mandatory training plus:
    • Year 1 – Quarter 1: Patient Assessment & Medical Emergencies
    • Year 1 – Quarter 2: Spinal Immobilization & Trauma Emergencies
    • Year 1 – Quarter 3: Stroke & Diabetic Emergencies
    • Year 1 – Quarter 4: CPR & Mechanical Aids to Breathing
    • Year 2 – Quarter 1: Cardiac & Respiratory Emergencies
    • Year 2 – Quarter 2: Special Population Groups & Crisis Intervention
    • Year 2 – Quarter 3: Patient Assessment & Medications
    • Year 2 – Quarter 4: CPR & Mechanical Aids to Breathing
  • Overall works out to a commitment of 12 hours per year


To Be Announced!



Heartland EMS First Responder Documents

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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

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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

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