In Saskatchewan, a network of trained personnel respond to emergencies in advance of the responding ambulance crew. These personnel are called first responders. Most are volunteers who under the guidance of their Health Region receive training to deal with many medical and trauma emergencies.
The vast expanse of Saskatchewan means that in certain situations it may take the ambulance 30 minutes or more to arrive by ground. These dedicated personnel, many whom are store clerks, school bus drivers or mothers at home, respond to help their fellow citizens. These first responders can make the difference in an emergency by starting the breathing, maybe performing CPR, stopping the bleeding, delivery a new baby or dealing with many other emergencies.
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