SilverStar Emergency Services event to feature rescue skills in action
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February 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM
VERNON - Nine of the Vernon region’s most skilled Emergency Services teams will present thrilling demonstrations and showcases at SilverStar Mountain Resort’s first Emergency Services Day benefitting Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (VJHF) on Saturday, February 20.
The all-day event honours first responders and everyone who steps up to help people in crisis situations. From a heli-winch rescue to avalanche search techniques, Emergency Services Day features first-hand the skills and equipment brought into action to assist those in need.
Activities include a trauma scenario enacted by the Justice Institute of B.C. team and Shaw Okanagan’s Jamie Ross being extricated from a car by the local fire department.
“The Justice Institute trauma scenario simulation will show our rescue teams doing what they do best,” said Ellen Hardy, SilverStar patroller and paramedic. “We’ll be simulating stabilization of critically injured patients for transport.”
Emergency Services team demonstrations are scheduled every half hour through the day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vernon Search and Rescue will start the excitement with a snow shelter demonstration at 9 a.m. and close the day with a heli winch rescue at 3 p.m.
“There will also be information booths in the village for anyone interested in search and rescue to find out more about what emergency services teams do and the equipment they use in their work,” said Hardy.
Emergency Services Day in support of VJHF is an evolution of SilverStar’s annual fundraising efforts for the local charity. On February 20, SilverStar will be donating $20 from every full-day alpine lift ticket sold to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.
“The Foundation is grateful for the long standing support that has been given by Silver Star Mountain,” said Sue Beaudry, director of development for the VJHF. “We are excited about this day, as it will give people an opportunity to witness the steps that professionals take for healthy outcomes in emergency situations.”
Date: February 20, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: SilverStar Mountain Resort
Schedule of Events
9 a.m.: Snow Shelter Demonstration
10 a.m.: CPR Demo & Training
10:15 a.m.: Extinguish a Fire
10:30 a.m.: Rope Rescue
11:30 a.m.: Trauma Scenario
Noon: Lift Evacuation
12:30 p.m.: Heli Winch Rescue
1:00 p.m.: RCMP Police Dog Demonstration
1:30 p.m.: Extinguish a Fire
2:00 p.m. Beacon Search
2:15 p.m.: Rope Rescue
2:30 p.m.: Motor Vehicle Accident
3:00 p.m.: Avalanche Probe Line
3:30 p.m.: Extinguish a Fire
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