On June 19th, 2018 students of the Emergency Services Training (ESRT) receive their end of course certification. 21 have earned Level 10 certification and 10 students have earned Level 20 certification, representing John Paul II Collegiate, North Battleford Comprehensive High School and Sakewew High School.
These students now have a head start at becoming a fire fighter, police officer or paramedic by graduating from the ESRT program. Students have learned about public safety, working with the North Battleford Fire Department, WPD Ambulance, Battlefords RCMP Detachment and the Community Safety Officers. Two hours a day, Monday through Friday, students trained in firefighting principles, radio communication and law enforcement, also earning certification in first aid/CPR and EMS protocol.
“We are proud of these students who put in the time, dedication and effort to complete the ESRT Program.” stated Fire Chief Trevor Brice.
Mayor Ryan Bater praised the students “Congratulations in earning your certificates, and showing interest in emergency services, which are vital to the health of our community.” adding, “I hope that if your career path, whatever it might be, leads you back to the Battlefords”.
With the certificates handed out, it completes the second year of the ESRT program. Currently Level 10 and Level 20 certificates can be earned by students. Fire Chief Brice is already looking forward to next year with the possibly of expanding the program to include Level 30 certification for students.
Brice added “Thank you to the many sponsors of this program, the ESRT materials required for these courses were offered free of charge to all students.”
For more information:
Trevor Brice, Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services
306-445-1779 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Acting Communication Coordinator
306-445-1713 | email@example.com