Island EMS is proud to be the provider of the MFR training to PEI Firefighters. In 2006 Island EMS partnered with PEI Fire Fighters Association to develop a Medical First Responder Program for PEI. This program started with the tabulation of information on Fire Departments across the island and categorizing them into 3 levels of first response. This later evolved in the creation of a baseline set of patient care protocols and recruiting of a medical director. With these components in place the next logical step is to provide the necessary training to the registered MFR departments.
The best part of this training is that if the agency is registered with PEIFFA as an MFR Department the training is free to the student. The plan at this point is to run both Full and Recert MFR courses throughout the year. Where this program is in its first year there are many departments that will still be required to train some of their members but the goal of this program is to have all the MFR's trained by Island EMS.