The Humboldt Emergency Medical Services is passing down its skills to the next generation of paramedics.

Every Year, the Humboldt EMS takes in about 12 to 16 SaskPolytech Paramedic students for on the job training. From Wednesday to Monday, Conner Friesen from Saskatoon was the lucky student to undergo the experience.

"All the people that I've gotten to work with have been super nice. Everyone has been accommodating for a young student not understanding little things and being really willing to answer any questions that I have and to help me continue learning past the classroom," stated Connor Friesen.

Rural experience is part of a paramedic student's practicum. Humboldt EMS is a busy enough service to offer hands-on experience to the students. It benefit's the EMS by keeping the current paramedics sharp at the Humboldt location and it opens the doors to hire new paramedics for the Humboldt EMS. It also gives the students that extra experience beyond the classroom.

"Being in the ambulance and doing this training is valuable because you need to see how paramedics interact and every little task that you may overlook in school that may seem easy could become a difficulty on the job. Just seeing different things and working with different people makes you grow as a paramedic every day."

So far, the Humboldt EMS has trained 6 students in 2019. Friesen had his last shift with Humboldt EMS on Sunday night and into Monday morning. Another student will be joining the Humboldt EMS again in due time.

"EMS is a growing service, there is going to be more need for younger paramedics and skill development in EMS. So we need to show the young paramedics the ropes and guide them into their future career," said Rhonda Mortensen, Intermediate Care Paramedic and Supervisor with Humboldt and District Ambulance.



More Local News

The Lay Awakes Visit HCI

A double threat duo paid a special visit to HCI on the afternoon and evening of April 17th. Patrick Anderson and Anna Paddock, also known as The Lay Awakes, performed a concert at the Collegiate. The…

Muenster Has A New Mayor

The votes are in and Scott Davis is the Village of Muenster's new mayor. Davis is a long time resident of Muenster and Village Council Member. An employee of Muenster Powder Coating, Scott has been…

Planned Power Outage for South East Lanigan

SaskPower is doing regular maintenance in the town of Lanigan. The power will be off for three hours today, April 18th from 1 PM to 4 PM to complete the work. This power outage applies to customers…

The Face of Hemophilia

April 17th is World Hemophilia Day, and for one Humboldt family, the importance of that day is not lost. Eight-year-old Jayden Lockhart was born with the blood disorder. He is missing a critical…

Englefeld School Pitching In

As part of the town's spring clean up, students at Englefeld School will be doing their part on Thursday, April 18th. The student body will be out in full force from 1:00 - 3:00 pm with their pitch…

Toonie Swim/Skate on Good Friday

For all the kids and families wanting to get out of the house during the upcoming holiday weekend, the Humboldt Uniplex will have the activities. A toonie swim will take place on Good Friday at the…

Water Main Break Repair Crew Out in Humboldt

The CIty of Humbolt Public Works and Utilities are out conducting repairs to a water main break. The break occurred during the morning of Wednesday, April 17th at the intersection of 9th Street and… is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide