A hundred patrollers at Mont Lac-Vert for a first aid competition

A hundred patrollers at Mont Lac-Vert for a first aid competition
A hundred patrollers at Mont Lac-Vert for a first aid competition

Participants must intervene during various accident simulations. This is an opportunity for them to refresh their knowledge and get to know their counterparts.

From Lanaudière to Abitibi-Témiscamingue via Estrie, more than a hundred enthusiasts take part in the provincial meeting of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Lac-Saint-Jean. The patrollers must intervene in three accident scenarios.

These are first aid cases that are diversified. There are cases of spine board, car accident and also injuries that we will find more in the mountains, such as a dislocated shoulder. In the afternoon, we will also have competitions on the slopesexplained Saturday morning the communications officer for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean division, Megan Tremblay.

Back after the pandemic, the event is first and foremost a friendly gathering, but it is also an opportunity for patrollers to deepen their knowledge.

It’s really to have a great meeting of patrollers, to see our colleagues from all over Quebec. It also allows you to give yourself tips on how to intervene. »

A quote from Megan Tremblay, Regional Communications Officer for the Canadian Ski Patrol

The patrollers are called upon to intervene not only on the mountain but also elsewhere at the ski resort, in the event of a car accident, for example.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Beatrice Rooney

Although many organizations have difficulty recruiting patrollers, the Canadian Ski Patrol has more than 1,200 members in Quebec, the majority of whom are volunteers.

Despite the pandemic, things are still going very well. We have a small increase in recruitment each year, explains the provincial president of the Canadian Ski Patrol, Anick Vaillancourt. The last two years have been difficult for us, but in terms of recruitment, it has been good all the same.

A day day patrol will take place in all the ski resorts of the region next Saturday for those who are interested in knowing more about the work of a patroller.

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