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 5 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. We have been running both Full and Recert MFR courses throughout the year since the start in 2006. Currently there are 36 Fire Departments across PEI and 33 of them are doing MFR. Their are approximately 290 MFR trained firefighters across PEI.