First Responders, an essential lifeline in rural areas
In an emergency, the time it takes to get help is often crucial and being able to be on the spot quickly can really save lives. On a territory as large as Town of Brome Lake, it is a challenge. That’s why when you dial 9-1-1, the Health Alert Group sends the first responders, according to the code and priority of the call. They are often the first to arrive at the scene of an emergency to evaluate the condition of the patients, stabilize them and administer first aid until the ambulance arrives. So they have a crucial role to play in rural areas like ours.
On duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there are always two patrols serving the territory of Brome Lake and West Bolton. They work and provide 12-hour shifts in emergency vehicles equipped with oxygen, a defibrillator and everything needed to respond to emergencies. The vehicle and equipment are provided by the Town. In addition to responding to emergencies, they can also be recruited to provide first aid during community events.
First responders are volunteers and they all receive more than 60 hours of training, including theory lessons and several hours of practice and simulation.
If you would like to make a donation to Town of Brome Lake’s first responders service, you can fill out the following form. The Town will issue you an official donation receipt for tax purposes.