New Paramedics And Ambulances For Peace River Area

By CKPGToday
March 26, 2018 - 2:54pm

VANCOUVER - New paramedic positions and ambulances were announced today for the Peace River area. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) says there will be eight new paramedic positions along with two ambulances. These additions will help support people living in and around Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. The positions will also provide a more even amount of staffing and resources in the area.

"We are very pleased to see additional ambulance and staff resources allocated in Fort St. John and are looking forward to improved service and response times," said Mayor Lori Ackerman.

The additional staffing and new ambulances will allow the nearby communities of Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Hudson's Hope to keep an ambulance on hand as well.

"This investment will help improve access to care for people living in the Peace River region," said Health Minister Adrian Dix. "These additional ambulances and full-time positions will help strengthen health-care services the community counts on, and make sure paramedics are there when people need them." 

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