First Responders

Because the community we serve is some distance from the nearest BC Ambulance station in Nelson, it can take anywhere from fifteen minutes to over half an hour for an ambulance to reach a patient in our neck of the woods.


To assist BC Ambulance and provide initial patient care, many of our firefighters also hold EMA First Responder medical licences. 


These members practice regularly (in addition to our weekly fire practices) and respond to everything from heart attacks to motor vehicle injuries at a moment's notice, any hour of the day or night.