The High School First Responder Team (HSFRT) program was established in September 2008 by Alberta Paramedic Doug Christian in cooperation with Alberta Health Services EMS.
The goals of the program are to increase community safety by training high school students to recognize and respond to emergencies that take place at their school. These students then become part of the chain of survival as first responders.
Let’s Set the Scene
It’s a Tuesday in October. Lunch hour. Intramural basketball. Scores of would-be NBA stars are in the gym, firing off fade-away jumpers, no-look passes, and sweet lay-ups. As one group rushes up the court on a fast-break, the ball ends up in the hands of a speedy forward, who cuts in for a dunk. But a just-as-quick guard cuts him off. The forward, head down, slams into the guard, drops the ball, and twists and falls awkwardly. Writhing on the floor, the forward screams in pain. His ankle is pointed in the wrong direction. He needs help quick.
That’s where you come in. As a High School First Responder, you’re the first on scene, lending assistance and applying First Aid to your fellow students before the ambulance arrives.
- Interested in a health care career, such as EMS or medicine?
- In grade 10, 11 or 12 at a participating high school?
- Punctual and trustworthy?
- Willing to volunteer your time to help your fellow students in the event of a medical or traumatic emergency?
- Interested in expanding your knowledge and learning new skills?
If you answered yes to all of these questions then the High School First Responder Team is for you!
Your training will be provided by industry professionals working in the field as EMR’s, EMT’s and Paramedics.
Your Will Learn:
- Pre-Hospital Care Assessments
- Extended Standard First Aid
- Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
- Oxygen Administration