Don Elkington challenges you to raise the ladder in support of upgrading GVFD medical training!
Don Elkington, with the support of the GVFD, is going to raise $40,000 to upgrade the GVFD’s medical program. Currently GVFD members are trained to First Responder Level 3 (FR), a great but limited program. With these funds the GVFD will be able to upgrade most members to Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) status, which will allow the members to do additional medical procedures that will save lives.
Raised to date: $46,130
Don Elkington $5500 - Nancy & Gregory McKinstry $2000 - Anonymous $1500 - Will Sprogis $250 - Jennifer Knight $250 - EMC Electrical Systems $250 - AJ Hustins $250 - Page’s Resort & Marina LTD $250 - Carol Hemich $250 - Deborah Henry $250 - Anonymous $100 - Lynn Stefanson $100 - Steve Howie & Nanette Leather $50 - Anonymous $40 - Osprey Electrical $1000 - Vera Askew $500 - Brendan Carrigy $2000 - Dan Eliuk $250 - Elma Gavin $100 - Kim Kasasian $250 - Clark Gladson $25 - Mary Jane Derksen $500 - Coleen Bukach $150 - Michael Taylor $250 - Julian Christian $100 - Audra Davies $50 - William & Denise Wilde $500 - Marion & Dale Butler $250 - Sean Lewis $300 - Paul Giffin $500 - In Memory of Mark Halliwell $400 - Janice Wilson $50 - Gulf Island Seaplanes $500 - Andrew Clayton $250 - Anonymous $250 - Robert Lloyd $300 - Brian Field $200 - Robert Pettit $300 - Anne Landry $250 - Anonymous $250 - A. Harrison $250 - John Moeller $2000 - Sarah Jane Kopjar $500 - Dr. Laurence Wilson Lee $1000 - Gary Mills $300 - Anonymous $100 - Cheryl Boltwood $300 - Sandra Rudischer $300 - Karen Cain $135 - T&S Tillmans $250 - Carol Craig $100 Patti & Randy Milne $300 - Anne S Poschmann $1000 - Rachel Davey $250 - Deborah Cunnian $250 - Anonymous $5000
- Clark Pacific Snow Incorporated $2000 - Janet Drake $250 - Cindi Thompson $250 - Jenni Gehlback and Nick Doe $250 - Simone Theresa Marie Halpin $250 - Linda Leonard $100 - Catherine Phillips $250 - Arthur Vertlieb $1,000 - Priscilla Macveagh $100 - Nancy Hetherington-Pierce $1,000 - Anonymous $250 - Brenda & Jack Reid $250 - Leanne Hewlin $250 - Claire Lefebvre $80 - Bev Park & Jim Logan $5000 , Odettet Sugarman $2600
What is an Emergency Medical Responder?
If an EMA holds a license in the category of EMR, the licensing board may endorse the license to permit the EMA to provide one or more of the following services:
(a) maintenance of intravenous lines without medications or blood products while transporting persons between health facilities;
(b) use and interpretation of a pulse oximeter;
(c) administration of the following oral, sublingual or inhaled medications:
(ii) anti-hypoglycemic agent;
(iv) platelet inhibitors;
(d) use and interpretation of a glucometer;
(e) chest auscultation;
(f) insertion and maintenance of nasopharyngeal airway.
This program will increase the level of care that the GVFD can offer the community and it will cost less then our current program. Through in-house training, as well as offering courses to other local fire departments, we can then maintain this high level of service for our community.
How to Donate:
Donations can be made by cash, cheque or e-transfers. Donations can be dropped of at the Albert Reed Memorial Firehall during office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm.
E-Transfer can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Charitable receipts can be issued for donations of $250 or more.